ART SEMINAR GROUP ONLINE PROGRAM
Vermeer – The Greatest Exhibition, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 10 February – 4 June 2023
Chris Boicos, professor of art history for the University of Southern California Paris program and founder (2007) and main lecturer for Paris Art Studies
Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) lived and worked in Delft. His work is best known for his tranquil, introverted indoor scenes, his unprecedented use of bright, colorful light and his near-photographic illusionism.
In contrast to Rembrandt, Vermeer left a remarkably small oeuvre with about 35 paintings. As his paintings are generally considered the most prized treasures of every museum collection, Vermeer paintings are rarely lent out. Twenty-eight of these have been brought together for the first time in this unprecedented exhibition which will include masterpieces such as The Girl with a Pearl Earring (Mauritshuis, The Hague), The Geographer (Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main), Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid (The National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin) Woman Holding a Balance (The National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) and the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window from the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.
In our presentation, our speaker will explore the latest theories and views on Vermeer’s ever-fascinating and often mysterious oeuvre.
$15 fee for guests and subscribers (no fee for members)