Exhibition On Screen: Vermeer – The Greatest Exhibition

In the spring of 2023, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors to the largest Vermeer exhibition in history. This Exhibition on Screen film invites you to a private view of the exhibition, accompanied by the director of the Rijksmuseum and the curator of the show.

Just who was this master of paint, living in Delft in the Netherlands between 1632 and 1675? The answer lies in the paintings and never before has there been a film that shows them in this much detail and with this much context. With loans from across the world, this major retrospective brings together Vermeer’s most famous masterpieces including Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, The Milkmaid, The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid and Woman Holding a Balance, as well as the first time the newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window has been displayed.

As well as bringing Vermeer’s works together, both the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague have conducted research into Vermeer’s artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings.

“★★★★★ This is more than an exhibition. It’s a miracle.” The Guardian

“We would not have thought it possible that so many museums are willing to lend their masterpieces. With this exhibition we can introduce a new generation to Vermeer’s paintings…” Taco Dibbits, Director of the Rijksmuseum

“Even Vermeer probably never saw this many of his paintings together” Pieter Roelofs, head of paintings and sculpture for Rijksmuseum

“There will never be another Vermeer show as great as this one” Washington Post

Directed by: David Bickerstaff
Tickets: Adult £13 Adult concessions £12 18 & under £9.50
Running time: 90 mins
Doors open: 1.30pm
BBFC rating: PG

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