Johannes Vermeer, an isolated genius? by Dr Adriaan E. Waiboer Sold Out
Talk | The Wallace Collection
Tuesday 1 August 2017 - 14:30 until 15:30
Dr Adriaan E. Waiboer, co-curator of 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry', at the National Gallery of Ireland (from 17 June – 17 September 2017), discusses this groundbreaking exhibition in a specially arranged talk.
The 17th century Dutch painter Vermeer is often regarded as an isolated genius. Yet, in his own time, he was only one of several artists who excelled in capturing everyday surroundings in exquisite detail. These painters drew inspiration from each other’s works and tried to surpass each other in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal. Thus, Vermeer’s subjects, compositions and figure types owe much to the work of contemporary artists from other Dutch cities. In turn, genre painters from outside Vermeer’s hometown of Delft adopted stylistic and thematic elements from his work to elevate their own compositions.
This event has been organised by the London Events Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.