Dutch genre paintings of the period 1650–1675 rank among the greatest masterpieces of Western European art. Johannes Vermeer is undoubtedly one the most renowned masters of such scenes of orchestrated and elegant intimacy. He was, however, only one of many artists who excelled in capturing everyday life in refined detail. Other major genre painters included Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, Jan Steen, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu and Frans van Mieris. Although they were painting in different cities of the Dutch Republic, their work shows marked similarities in style, subject, composition, and technique. They frequently drew inspiration from each other; this vibrant rivalry contributed to the exceptionally high quality of their respective works.
Organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the exhibition will present Vermeer’s great masterpieces and those of his contemporaries.
The price includes the ticket. You will have a skip-the-line access to the exhibition with your guide.