Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn and Johannes Vermeer were two of the greatest painters the world has known. They were opposite in artistic style, but both were noted for their life struggles and financial failures. Rembrandt was in love with drama; stories, action, sound and fury. His paintings were about marching soldiers, storms, biblical adventures and dramatic portraits. Vermeer’s paintings are all about a special brand of “quiet”, a calm, peaceful, and focused energy. After just a few minutes with his sumptuous images, one can not help but get swept up in his silences.