Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is one of the most renowned art museums in the world. It houses a vast collection of Dutch and Flemish masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other Dutch Golden Age painters. Recently, the museum has been hosting a special exhibition dedicated to the work of Johannes Vermeer, one of the most celebrated Dutch painters of all time.
The exhibition, titled “Vermeer: Master of Light”, is the largest ever dedicated to the artist. It features over 25,000 works from the Rijksmuseum’s own collection, as well as loans from other museums and private collections. The exhibition is divided into three sections, each focusing on a different aspect of Vermeer’s work.
The first section of the exhibition is devoted to Vermeer’s early works. Here, visitors can see some of his earliest paintings, such as “The Milkmaid” and “The Little Street”. This section also includes some of his lesser-known works, such as “The Music Lesson” and “The Lacemaker”.
The second section of the exhibition focuses on Vermeer’s use of light and color. Here, visitors can see how Vermeer used light to create a sense of atmosphere and emotion in his paintings. This section also includes some of his most famous works, such as “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and “The Astronomer”.
The third section of the exhibition is devoted to Vermeer’s later works. Here, visitors can see how his style evolved over time, as he experimented with different techniques and materials. This section also includes some of his most ambitious works, such as “The Allegory of Faith” and “The Art of Painting”.
This special Vermeer exposition runs from 10 February – 4 June. Tickets are included in our special Vermeer room package. Alternatively, our Les Clefs d’Or concierges would be delighted to assist you in arranging tickets.