March 28-29, 2023
In collaboration with the Mauritshuis, the Rijksmuseum will host a two-day symposium (in Amsterdam, 28-29 March 2023) focusing on recent technical and art historical research.
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.
In preparation for the exhibition, Vermeer paintings from Dutch and international collections have been examined using the latest non-invasive imaging technologies. These 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.
Almost 30 years after the ground-breaking symposium New Vermeer Studies (National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. 1995 / Mauritshuis, The Hague 1996), the 2023 symposium in Amsterdam will provide an exceptional opportunity to share, update and discuss our current knowledge of Vermeer’s artistic choices and characteristics of his ingenious painting technique.
Further information about the program and participation will follow.
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Information on the Rijksmuseum’s Vermeer exhibition can be found here.