Vermeer: The Greatest Exhibition (2023)

April 17th, 2023
Author: Meredith Taylor

Dir: David Bickerstaff | UK Doc, 90′

David Bickerstaff has captured the market by successfully bringing the world’s most anticipated art exhibitions to the screen, and this latest doesn’t disappoint. Vermeer is a fabulous look at the largest Johannes Vermeer Exhibition in history that opened at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in Spring 2023. This effectively means that anyone anywhere can enjoy these treasures, or relive the occasion afterwards at home.



Vermeer brings 28 of the artist’s 35 known works together in all their clarity and mastery, both from the Rijksmuseum and the Mauritshuis in the Hague, and showcasing the Dutchman’s artistry, his artistic choices and motivations for his compositions, as well as the creative process behind his paintings, and his talent for storytelling through his nuanced brushwork, his technique of using blurring and light to create subtle depth, capturing the artist’s voyeuristic gaze that often gives his subject matter an enigmatic feel. Curators enrich the film and offer enlightening commentary on his most storied paintings: Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Milkmaid The Little Street, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid and Woman Holding a Balance, and many others from the Dutch Golden Age. A cinematic outing to enjoy on the big screen and view again and again. MT

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