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Did Vermeer make mistakes? What is the Milkmaid preparing in her kitchen? Is the Girl with a Pearl Earring really a masterpiece and is her pearl a fake? Why did the artist's reputation vaporize so quickly after he died and why is he so famous today? What tricks and special colors did he use? Bolstered by his lifelong study of Vermeer and decades of experience as a professional painter, Jonathan Janson reveals Vermeer's life and art in human, down-to-earth terms.

For anyone interested in Vermeer the man and Vermeer's art, rather than his myth, 25 Things You Didn't Know about Vermeer offers rare glimpses into the artist's day-to-day experiences and struggles both inside and outside the confines of his studio.

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25 Things You (Probably) Didn't Know about Vermeer: Tricks, Troubles and Triumphs of a Great Dutch Master
Jonathan Janson
2021 | PDF | $6.95

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The newly restored Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window: Survey & Resources

initiated September 19, 2021

← left: Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window — pre-restoration condition
→ right: Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window — current condition
survey tools

RESOURCES

Online Digital Program

The complete list of Gallery talks can be accessed at: https://gemaeldegalerie.skd.museum/ausstellungen/vermeer-johannes-vermeers-dresdner-briefleserin-am-offenen-fenster-und-die-hollaendische-genremalerei-des-17-jahrhunderts/digitales-programm/

All times are given in Central European Time (CET) Advance registration is required and the event is limited to 500 participants

  • Dr. Uta Neidhardt - Senior Curator for Dutch and Flemish painting in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister and curator of the exhibition Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection
    October 12th 19:00 CET | GERMAN
    Launch video
  • Live Digital Tour of Johannes Vermeer: On Reflection
    For those who aren't able to attend the current Vermeer exhibition in Dresden, the Old Master Pictures Gallery offers the next best thing to being there in person.
    Sunday, October 24 at 19:00 CET | ENGLISH
    duration: 45 minutes | no registration is required
  • Dr. Gregor Weber - Head of the visual arts department of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam
    Tuesday, October 26, 19:00 CET | GERMAN
    Register for this event via Zoom:
      https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0C7ZGht3T3iUF6te59Q-9A
  • Dr. Betsy Wieseman - Curator and Head of the Department of Northern European Paintings, National Gallery of Art in Washington
    Tuesday, November 9, 19:00 CET | ENGLISH
    Register for this event via Zoom:
      https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lVF_3tBLT2y6E_6g9z5Tqw
  • Dr. Silke Gatenbröcker - Director of the picture gallery of the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum in Braunschweig
    Tuesday Novermber 23, 19:00 CET | GERMAN
    Register for this event via Zoom:
      https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AWZbOkE4QRGFez5gh-QpMw
  • Dr. Xavier F. Salomon - Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick Collection
    Tuesday, November 30, 19:00 CET | ENGLISH
    Register for this event via Zoomhttps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t9MbrhKIRK-knBBdGozxIQ
  • Friederike Schütt - Assistant Curator, Städel Museum in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    Tuesday, December 7, 19:00 CET | GERMAN
    Register for this event via Zoom:
      https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ks-5uiNUSm2WNr_zartXag
  • Katja Kleinert - Curator for Dutch and Flemish Art of the 17th Century, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; Bart Cornelis (Curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings 1600-1800, The National Gallery in London) and Uta Neidhardt (Curator of Dutch and Flemish Paintings, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister)
    Tuesday, December 14, 19:00 CET | ENGLISH
    Register for this event via Zoom:
      https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Jrarw_g2Qce7c4b_FlwRrw

Newspaper Articles & Videos

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  • Oct. 13, 2021
    Introduction to Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection (GERMAN)

  • Streamed live on Sept. 9, 2021
    Official press conference - Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection (ENGLISH)

  • Streamed live on Sept. 9, 2021
    Official press conference - Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection (GERMAN)


  • Sept. 9, 2021
    Restoring Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window (GERMAN)


  • Sept. 9, 2021
    A “new” Vermeer: The restoration of Johannes Vermeer's Girl Reading a Letter at the Open Window (GERMAN, with English subtitles automatically displayed)

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