Johannes Vermeer (October 1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch Baroque Period painter. So little is known about his life that he is called "The Sphinx of Delft".
During his life time, Vermeer almost exclusively lived in Delft and had never traveled abroad. Centuries after his death, Vermeer’s artworks travelled all around the world, allowing people from all different countries appreciate his delicate lights and exquisite colors.
Now, for the first time in history, The Dutch master’s artworks travelled again, this time, back to the master’s home.
In his life time, Vermeer had produced only 35(another saying is 34) paintings, and 28 of them would be shown, all together in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, From 10 February to 4 June 2023. the well known masterpieces like The Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Geographer, Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid and Woman Holding a Balance will all appear in the exhibition.
For more information and buy tickets, please visit Rijksmuseum.