The work of Dutch artist Jan Vermeer is highlighted in this 28-minute video from 1989. Starting with the artist's birth in 1632, this video chronicles the life of the renowned painter who only has 34 works in existence. The artist was highly influenced by the works of Rembrandt, and his own works were interiors that gave off an enigmatic tone. This video explores his work The Astronomer in detail to show viewers the many nuanced details of this work. Its elements all work together to create a memorable work that has made Vermeer renowned for his skill and subject matter. This DVD will give viewers a better understanding of both the life of this painter and why his works have been rediscovered and renowned for their use of light and darkness.