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Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), The Procuress, 1656

The Mauritshuis Picture Gallery in The Hague, The Netherlands, hosts one of the most famous collections of Dutch and Flemish art in the world. Opened in 1822, the gallery is housed in the former manor of count John Maurice of Nassau and was built between 1636 and 1641.   Through August 22nd, the gallery will be home to a groundbreaking ... Read More »

On The Trail of Vermeer, Finding Inspiration at The Maurithuis

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  Naturally, any journey into Vermeer (outside of New York City) should begin in Delft, the city that provided the Dutch master with the light and settings that make his work such a wonder of human achievement. For a full walking tour of the town, there’s no place better to look than in the pages of our “ART + TRAVEL ... Read More »

Upper East Side Girls: Nine of Vermeer’s Maids Living In Manhattan

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  There’s something about New York—the power, the money, the energy—that attracts the most beautiful women from all over the earth—350-year-old Delft maidens included. Odd as it may seem to regular consumers of high European culture, New York City, and specifically the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan, holds more examples of Delft master Joannes Vermeer’s art than ... Read More »

Master Vermeer Forger Han van Meegeren Gets The Retrospective Treatment

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  When it comes to art and art history, we’ll go out of our way for an authentic experience. Sure, between the Frick and the Met, eight of the 37 acknowledged paintings by Vermeer in existence are just a walk away from our offices. But to really understand Vermeer, to get an authentic experience of his art, we suggest you ... Read More »

Art Bounty Hunt: Find the Lost Vermeer, Win $5 Million!

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  Ok, it’s not really all that simple or exciting—but it’s more fun this way. See, about 20 years ago, some enterprising burglars with excellent taste broke into Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum disguised as policemen and made off with 13 paintings including three Rembrandts and a Vermeer—a total value of between $250 and $300 million. Not bad for 81 ... Read More »

Before and After “Views on Delft” Offer Different Takes on a Vermeer Classic

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  Without a doubt, Johannes Vermeer’s painting “View on Delft” (above, 1659 – 60, courtesy of The Mauritshuis in the Hague) is the most famous vista of that Dutch city which was home to the artist, and the school of light-infused, painstakingly rendered school that both supported him and grew in fame and influence due to his contributions and guidance. ... Read More »

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