Posts Tagged ‘Young Woman with a Water Pitcher’

Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Water Pitcher on Tour

October 29th, 2015

Vermeer and Painters of the Dutch Golden Age
October 24, 2015 – January 5, 2016
Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, Kyoto

from exhibition web page:
Seventeenth-century Holland’s withdrawal from religious painting to an emphasis on the appreciation of the everyday opened up a new worldview. It was not only the images of women, wives and their husbands, it was also the mothers within the interior settings and the masters of the kitchens that were painted. Furthermore, it was the fashions that colored lives in feminine cultivation and religious practices that resulted in painted works. These were the opening acts of the “world theater” of women’s entry onto the world stage. Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Water Pitcher and Rembrandt’s Verona are the highlights of this Japan premier.

Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Water Pitcher will return in Spring 2016 to the Metropolitan Museum of two other venues in Japan.

Vermeers together for the first time at the MET

May 24th, 2013
detail of Johannes vermeer's Young Woman with a Water Pitcher

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has officially reopened its European art galleries after nine months of renovations and reinstallation. Twelve galleries once used for special exhibitions are now used for the permanent collection, enlarging the galleries by a full third. This is the first time that the MET’s five Vermeer’s have hung together there, more than any other museum in the world (the Rijksmuseum which has four and the Washington National Gallery has four). If you want to do a bit of celebrating click here to access an excellent high resolution of one of the MET’s Vermeer’s, the Young Girl Holding a Water Pitcher (courtesy, of the Observer.comGalleryNY).