Vermeer Paintings : Johan Vermeer was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scene paintings of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He seems never to have been particularly wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings. The following is a list of paintings by the Dutch Baroque artist Johannes Vermeer. After two or three early history paintings, he concentrated almost entirely on genre works, typically interiors with one or two figures. His popularity is due less to his subject matter than to the poetic manner in which he portrays his subjects. Vermeer paintings of the 1660s are generally more popular than his work from the 1670s: in the eyes of some, his later work is colder. I like "vermeer the milkmaid" and "christ with martha mary" paintings.