Even when his style is at its most self-effacing, smoothly drawing us into the moment, we remain, inevitably, outside.
Tickets to Sold-Out Vermeer Show Are Going for Hundreds
The online resale market for the Rijksmuseum’s smash exhibition is booming, with tickets selling on eBay for over $2K.
Museum Under Fire for Showing AI Version of Vermeer Masterpiece
One artist said the Mauritshuis Museum’s decision to display “A Girl With a Pearl Earring” made using Midjourney “highly unethical.”
Basking in Vermeer’s Light at Rijksmuseum
In Vermeer’s paintings, the world is much larger than we imagined and yet somehow deep, meaningful, and magical.
It Was No Pearl Earring, Friends
The pearl earring in Johannes Vermeer’s famous masterpiece was likely a fake, researchers say.
Submit Your Wildest Version of “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Your artwork could be shown at the painting’s home in the Netherlands while the original travels for an exhibition.
Largest-Ever Vermeer Exhibition Opening at Rijksmuseum in 2023
From February through June, the Amsterdam museum will display 28 works by the Dutch Golden Age master.
Visitors Heckle Activist Who Glues Head to Vermeer’s “Girl With a Pearl Earring”
Outraged patrons at the Mauritshuis Museum in the Netherlands responded with “obscene,” “stupid,” and “shut up!”
Whoops! Turns Out Vermeer Didn’t Paint “Girl With a Flute”
The National Gallery of Art discovered that a student or associate painted the famous work.
New Research Suggests Vermeer Wasn’t as Polished as People Assume
During the pandemic, researchers at the National Gallery of Art found out some interesting things when they scanned the Dutch artist’s 17th-century paintings.
Vermeer Restoration, Finally Complete, Reveals a Painting Within a Painting
Conservators at Dresden’s Old Masters Picture Gallery have uncovered a full-length cupid in Vermeer’s “Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window” — likely painted over by someone other than the artist.
The Most Valuable Stolen Artworks Across Time
On the anniversary of the Gardner Museum heist, learn more about the 10 most expensive missing artworks.