From 10 February 2023 to 4 June 2023, the largest ever exhibition of paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) will be on view in the Rijksmuseum, including at least 28 works by the Delft master. The research into his paintings revealed new insights into Vermeer’s creative process, and the specific materials and techniques that he used. Also, new art historical research has led us to better understand Vermeer as a person and an artist.
In preparation for the exhibition, paintings by the master from various (inter)national collections have been examined using the latest non-invasive imaging technologies. During this symposium, organized by the Rijksmuseum together with the Mauritshuis, our current knowledge of Vermeer’s artistic choices and characteristics of his ingenious painting technique will be shared, updated and discussed.
The speakers on day 1 include Melanie Gifford (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Judith Noorman (University of Amsterdam), Francesca Gabrieli (Rijksmuseum), Annelies van Loon (Rijksmuseum), and Abbie Vandivere (Mauritshuis). On day 2, Gregor Weber (Rijksmuseum), Rozemarijn Landsman (Columbia University), Esther van Duijn (Rijksmuseum), and Sabrina Meloni (Mauritshuis) will be speaking.
For more information about the symposium and the program, please visit the museum’s website.