Thursday, August 13, 2009

Got Milk? – Vermeer on loan to the Met.

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You don’t have to visit Holland to see this jewel of a painting in the next few months.

Johannes Vermeer
“De Melkmeid” (The Milkmaid)
c. 1658-1661
oil on canvas, 17 7/8 x 16 1/8 in. (45.5 x 41 cm.)
collection of The Rijksmuseum - Amsterdam, The Netherlands


So, if you live in the US, (or are visiting New York City), here’s your chance ...

Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting, “The Milkmaid”, is to be loaned by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum to the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York for a special exhibition of 17th century Dutch artists, reports the AP press agency.

According to the AP report, it will be the first time the Vermeer masterpiece, which was painted in 1657-1658, has been on show in the United States in 70 years.

The exhibition, which runs from September 10, 2009 to the end of November 2009, will also feature five other works by Johannes Vermeer from the Metropolitan Museum of Arts’ own collection.

I’d go see this exhibition ... if I lived in the US. :o)
Of course, I have seen “The Milkmaid” in the Rijkmuseum, on many occasions. She’s lovely!

tot ziens,
Judy
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3 comments:

Meisie said...

Oh what a treat! Pity it is 'on the other side' for me...still...LOL

Chuck Law said...

I hope to get there to see it. I saw the Vermeer exhibt in Washington back in the nineties. Nothing compares to viewing his work in person.

J. Nijholt-Strong said...

Meisie, you have to come visit me. :p

Hey Chuck!!!! :o)
It is indeed true, seeing Vermeer's paintngs in real life is beyond compare ... they just glow.
My favorite is, happily, down in The Hague in the Mauritshuis collection "A View of Delft"... it's just an amazing painting.

Good to hear from you, btw.

Judy ... and Sacha :o)

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