Food for the Soul: Vermeer’s The Art of Painting in Vienna
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Food for the Soul: Vermeer’s The Art of Painting in Vienna

We conclude “The Year of Vermeer” at Food for the Soul with a visit to The Art of Painting , which can be found at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. Vermeer painted it around 1666, at the height of his artistic power, and the title assigned to this canvas by historians seems to reflect the…

Food for the Soul: London – Vermeer’s Music Lessons
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Food for the Soul: London – Vermeer’s Music Lessons

It so happens that all four Vermeers that can be found in collections in London are about making music. The most elaborate of them is actually called The Music Lesson, acquired by King George III in 1762. This canvas spent about a hundred years misattributed to other Flemish artists (either Frans or Willem van Mieris),…

Food for the Soul: Women Alone – Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

Food for the Soul: Women Alone – Vermeer at the Rijksmuseum

By Nina Heyn — Your Culture Scout The sold-out, long-touted, once-in-a-lifetime Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is in full swing—crowds of lucky ticket-holders are thronging through a few small rooms. But perhaps this is the right space to exhibit these intimate, delicate pictures that hung forgotten for 200 years until they became the…