Archive for May, 2009

A milkmaid visits New York

May 30th, 2009

Vermeer’s Masterpiece,”The Milkmaid”
Sept. 10 -Nov. 29, 2009
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Just out is Carol Vogel’s NYT report of Vermeer’s Milkmaid coming to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in September, 2009.

Although no blockbuster exhibition is planned for her arrival be warned, the humble, but most majestic of all maids is sure enough to draw important crowds.  So now, in one swoop, Vermeer both serious enthusiasts and the curious can take in 6 Vermeer paintings (the MET already has 5) at one time, walk a few blocks down to the Frick and see three more.

That’s about ¼ of the Delft Master’s surviving output.

The only other loan will be a drawing by Dutch artist Jacob Backer, Woman With a Jug, from about 1645.

Amsterdam sends a love letter to Paris (via Vancouver)

May 30th, 2009

The Dutch Golden Age: From Rembrandt to Vermeer
October 7, 2009 – February 7, 2010
Pinacothèque de Paris

Like it or not, some important Vermeer paintings are doing pretty impressive legwork. Seeing they are all over the place, if you are planning Vermeer–related travel then please consult the Flying Fox Vermeer Tracker page to avoid being let down. Here is the latest update.

The Pinacothèque de Paris will host an exhibition will put on an outstanding Dutch works of art, an ensemble of over one hundred and thirty pieces, including about sixty paintings, thirty graphic works, ten etchings as well as ten objects to give an ample representation of carved ivories, tapestries, china, wooden miniatures, silverware, glassworks and furnishings.

Vermeer’s late little Love Letter, will be on display.