For the first time in over two decades, the is displaying 10 Johannes Vermeer paintings together in the same place. On the third and final stop of its international tour, the exhibition has landed in Washington D.C. Coming from Paris and Dublin, the exhibition celebrates northern Renaissance artistry at its finest with Johannes Vermeer as its centerpiece.
The Dutch painter (whose most famous work, "Girl with the Pearl Earring," has inspired a book and film) was born in 1632 and is a master of luminous realism and for recording intimate moments of daily life. He painted just 50 canvases in his lifetime, only 34 of which remain. So coveted are Vermeer's paintings in fact, that several of the them have not been shown in the United States since the National Gallery's Johannes Vermeer exhibition in 1995.
With this in mind, the National Gallery's Vermeer and his many contemporaries through 70 paintings, in a powerful display of Baroque art. The presentation offers 10 of Vermeer's most notable works including The Astronomer (1668), Woman Holding a Balance (1664), and The Love Letter (1669-70). Additionally, there are several paintings by his contemporaries such as Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Caspar Netscher, and more.exhibition showcases both
Plan your visit soon — the exhibit will only be up until January 21, 2018.