Vermeer Exhibition

Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum

poster for Vermeer Exhibition

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Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) was born in a small city called Delft located near Haag in Holland. He only produced about 30 works in his entire life. He is considered a "master of light" for his sophisticated skill in depicting illumination.
Vermeer's paintings are rarely exhibited in Japan. This exhibition, consisting of masterpieces from the Dutch Golden Age, was made possible with the support of several European countries which all celebrate the 150th anniversary of their amity with Japan. Along with Vermeer's masterpieces, works by Delft painters, who represent the Dutch Golden Age, are gathered for this exhibition.
A total of seven works by Vermeer are on display in this exhibition. The works include "The Girl with a Wine Glass," which beautifully depicts an interior space filled with light, one of the only two Vermeer landscapes entitled "the Little Street," "Young Woman Seated at the Virginals" which was acknowledged to be one of his works in recent years, "Art of Painting" which is known as his best work, "Christ in the House of Martha and Mary," "Diana and Her Companions," and "Woman with a Lute near a Window."
In addition to Vermeer's works, 35 rare and highly reputable paintings created during the Dutch Golden Age are showcased, including works by Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) and Pieter de Hooch (1617-1683).
This could be a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition where masterpieces from Delft are gathered for one exhibition.

"Vermeer Exhibition Commemorative Symposium"
August 2nd (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Panelists: Peter Sutton (Bruce Museum of Arts and Science) and others.
Location: Museum Lecture Hall
Capacity: 240 people
Free admission.
*Numbered tickets for the talk will be distributed from 13:00 in front of the lecture hall.

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From 2008-08-02 To 2008-12-14
Fridays open until 20:00

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ramarama: (2008-09-16 at 11:09)

「マルタとマリアの家のキリスト」。
大きい!びっくりしました。

フェルメールは小さい絵ばかりなのだと思い込んでいて。
だいたい、室内の窓辺の女の人ばかりだと思っていて。
「ディアナとニンフたち」もそういう意味ではちょっとした驚きでした。
こんなのも描いてたんだ......

http://ramarama.cocolog-nifty.com/ramarama/2008/09/post-091c.html

tunes: (2008-10-10 at 09:10)

平日の午前中に行きましたが、やはり混んでいました。
それでもなんとか全貌は見られたのでよかったです。
週末や会期末になるともっと混雑するのでしょうね。

ただ激しい混雑は、入り口付近と特設ショップ辺りで、フェルメール作品の辺りは思ったより空いていました(それでも大勢の方が観賞していますが)。

http://blog.livedoor.jp/tunes1/archives/52161429.html

noriyo: (2008-10-22 at 07:10)

絵の前で泣きました。

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