Vermeer’s Secrets opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. The exhibition draws on 50 years of imaging technology and microscopic examination to explain how Vermeer applied his techniques, materials, and processes. The National Gallery examines four works by this beloved 17th-century Dutch artist: Woman Holding a Balance, A Lady Writing, Girl with the Red Hat, and Girl with a Flute.
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About Vermeer’s Secrets
For decades, conservators, scientists, and curators at the National Gallery have conducted research into this quartet of paintings as well as two enigmatic works that are now considered to be 20th-century forgeries. Vermeer’s Secrets draws on 50 years of imaging technology and microscopic examination to illuminate—and sometimes revolutionize—our understanding of how Vermeer achieved the compelling effects of his paintings’ light-filled moments of quiet solitude.
Johannes Vermeer, Girl with a Flute, c. 1669/1675
Johannes Vermeer, A Lady Writing, c. 1665