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Jo's Art History Podcast

35 EpisodesProduced by Jo McLaughlinWebsite

Join art historian Jo McLaughlin as she delves into the wonderful world of art history in a different way!Jo’s aim is to begin breaking down the elitism which surrounds the subject of art history and believes in order to do so, it’s important to create a space where everyone from all walks of life h… read more


21. Vermeer's Women with Lloyd Spencer

Welcome back to the Jo's Art History Podcast! It's episode 21!

This week I sit down with artist and art historian Lloyd Spencer to talk about one of the greatest artist to ever live - VERMEER!

Now considered a master of the Dutch Golden Age, Vermeer only ever completed 35 paintings within his life. What is even more interesting is that the majority of these paintings feature women as the main or only subject! But, WHY??

Lloyd has gone above and beyond for this episode by creating a website where he has complied his notes and images we discuss in the podcast called Vermeer’s Women. Please find the link in the show notes below:

Lloyd’s website Vermeer’s Women:

So it back and relax as Lloyd and I discuss Vermeer’s love of depicting women, his incredible attention to detail, his love of primary colours and why it is important to look and think again about this incredible body of work!


Lloyd Spencer




Jo McLaughlin




Essential Vermeer WEBSITE - your one stop shop for all Vermeer paintings and everything you ever need to know!!

Vermeer: Master of Light:

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring:

BBC Doc- The Madness of Vermeer:

What is a camera Obscurer:

Essential Vermeer on Instagram,:

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