One of the wonderful things about the Internet is websites that make you go "wow". Essential Vermeer is one of those websites. A comprehensive site on Johannes Vermeer brings to life the man and his paintings. One of the neat things about the site is indepth analysis of some of the paintings. Several years ago my students read the book Chasing Vermeer, by Blue Balliett and we studied the works of Vermeer. I put together a curriculum to guide us. Take a look at this beautiful website, you'll be better off for it.