Official publication accompanying the largest Vermeer exhibition ever, in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (from 10 February until 4 June 2023).
This book, designed by Irma Boom, immerses the reader in the immensely varied pictorial world of the seventeenth-century Dutch master. All 37 of the works attributed to him are included here, and the extraordinary close-up details of these paintings afford us new opportunities to gaze in wonder at Vermeer’s artistry.
'The world’s biggest ever Vermeer show is an unmissable feast. I got chest pains merely leafing through the catalogue. This is more than an exhibition, it’s a miracle.' *****
Johannes Vermeer is the master of tranquillity. His intimate and introvert domestic scenes, with their persuasive illusionism and unique use of clear, colourful light, are counted among the most exquisite paintings ever made. His work has continued to fascinate new generations for centuries. With his world-famous pictures, such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vermeer has achieved legendary status.
Number of pages: 317
Edited by Pieter Roelofs and Gregor J.M. Weber.
With contributions by Bart Cornelis, Bente Frissen, Sabine Pénot, Pieter Roelofs, Friederike Schütt, Christian Tico Seifert, Ariane van Suchtelen, Gregor J.M. Weber
and Marjorie E. Wieseman.