Attend the Vermeer exhibition at the Louvre Museum

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Attend the Vermeer exhibition at the Louvre Museum It is biggest event of the year for fans of baroque painting: the Vermeer exhibition at the Louvre from February 22 to May 22, 2017. Organized in partnership with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, the exhibition will bring to Paris for the first time in 50 years a dozen canvases by the famous Dutch painter, or one-third of his oeuvre.

Delve into the world of Vermeer at the Louvre

This exhibition at the Louvre aims to immerse visitors in the fascinating world of the baroque painter by exploring his relationships with the other great artists of his time. For the occasion, artistic institutions from the four corners of the earth agreed to lend the Louvre some of their most precious works. We will rediscover the legend surrounding the painter who, contrary to his reputation as a quiet, tortured artist, produced surprising and varied works, such as Vermeer's The Lacemaker.

The Milkmaid by Johannes Vermeer

Introduction to a whole generation of painters

Vermeer Louvre exhibition is not content to merely show the artist's works, but rather it invites visitors to expand their horizons. The show also presents paintings by close contemporaries of Vermeer, which affords an unprecedented point of view and insights into the oeuvre of the Dutch painter. It gives us a chance to realize that, in reality, every reflection, every shadow and every texture hides countless hours of work and fierce competition between each artist of the period. Among the painters whose works are to be shown, Gerrit Dou, Jan Steen, Frans Van Mieris and Pieter de Hooch are among the most eagerly anticipated.

Vermeer paintings on display at the Louvre

The Vermeer painting exhibition at the Louvre is all the more extraordinary because his works travel less and less for obvious reasons of conservation. Take advantage of this one-of-a-kind opportunity to discover the most iconic canvases of the painter dubbed "The Sphinx of Delft". In addition to Vermeer's essential The Lacemaker, you can also get close looks at The Milkmaid, The Astronomer, Woman Holding a Balance, The Geographer, Girl With a Pearl Earring and more. All these works left a lasting mark on the baroque artistic school.

Practical details about the Vermeer exhibition at the Louvre

The exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting will run at the Louvre Museum from February 22 to May 22, 2017. Admission is 15 euros for one ticket. Admission is free for persons under the age of 26.

The museum is open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm every day except Tuesdays. For an original experience, you can also check out the Vermeer exhibition at the Louvre after dark, during extended hours to 9:45 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays. It's a great idea for enjoying the Louvre in a new way and start your evening off right!

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