Vermeer Beyond Time (Cert: Club)
Thu 22 Jun 2017
Johannes Vermeer is one of the most loved, treasured and well-known artists in the world today. Images from his paintings have become part of our collective imagination and are instantly recognisable. How did this painter from the small city of Delft, living and working in the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th Century, who died in penury and obscurity before being rediscovered some 200 years later, come to claim our hearts and our admiration? French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Cottet in his new documentary, Vermeer, Beyond Time, adopts an imaginative and sensitive approach to his subject focusing on the work itself but also choosing to explore Vermeer’s family circumstances, his artistic contemporaries and the wider world of the short lived Dutch Republic.
The National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin is organising a landmark exhibition, ‘Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry’, in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre, Paris, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington. The exhibition will explore the fascinating network of relationships between Johannes Vermeer and Dutch genre painters of the period 1650–1675. The exhibition will run from, 17 June – 17 Sept 2017.
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