Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vermeer and Music - Exhibition

Painter?  Vermeer
Part of the HD series about famous art shows (Great Art on Screen) is this Thursday, Oct 11th:  Vermeer and Music - Exhibition.

The copy for the theatre says "The National Gallery, London, is offering a major exhibition on one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all-time Johannes Vermeer, painter of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Vermeer painted little more than 30 works that still exist, and the National Gallery has chosen to focus on his art in relation to music. Music was one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and revealed an enormous amount about the sitter and the society. The event film goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer's life and, in doing so we show in detail many other of the artist's great works. The program will suit the wide audience who adore Vermeer's work and who want both to see it in detail and to learn more about this mysterious, fascinating man."

The show starts at 7:30 and runs for 1 hour and 40 minutes at my local theatre

A 4 minute audio review with Telepgraph art critic Alastair Sooke is shown here.

Mark Hudson of the Telegraph gives a written review at this exhibition.

Wikipedia has an interesting article on Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring".


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