A historic reunion: Largest exhibition of Vermeer paintings to open in Amsterdam
Twenty-eight paintings by artist Johannes Vermeer are all set to go on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this
Twenty-eight paintings by artist Johannes Vermeer are all set to go on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, this week, the largest-ever exhibition of works of the 17th-century Dutch master, known for his expertise at rendering light and intimate household scenes. The show gathers half the works that Vermeer, who died aged 43 and worked slowly, is thought ever to have painted and three-quarters of those that still exist. He likely never saw so many of his own works together at one time.
Published on Feb 08, 2023 05:28 PM IST 9 Photos
Considered to be Vermeer's most famous painting, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” seen at the Vermeer exhibit at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, on February 6. Starting February 10, the exhibition will unveil a blockbuster collection of 28 paintings by the 17th-century Dutch artist drawn from galleries around the world. (Peter Dejong / AP )
People seen passing under the Vermeer exhibit sign at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, on February 6. Netherland's national museum of art and history brings together 28 of Vermeer's paintings from seven countries- considerably a historic feat, since only 37 paintings are generally ascribed to the artist who lived from 1632-1675 in the city of Delft. (Peter Dejong / AP )
A man looks at Vermeer's painting “The Milkmaid” at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, on February 6. Vermeer earned the nickname “The Sphinx of Delft” because so little was known about him — he left behind no letters or diaries and there are no known portraits of him. But recent research has begun to unravel the mysteries of the painter. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS)
A woman seen taking photos of “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum, on February 6. Vermeer's use of light — often coming from a window situated on the left of the canvas — the bold colors and meticulous composition can be seen throughout the exhibition, AP reported. (Peter Dejong / AP )