Event: VERMEER: IN PRAISE OF THE ORDINARY
Organizer: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES
Speakers: Aneta Georgievska-Shine
Tickets: $90 (concessions may apply)
Date: Jun 25th 10:00am Pacific Time (USA). Equivalent times:
Americas - PT: Jun 25th 10:00am | ET: Jun 25th 1:00pm.
Europe - UK: Jun 25th 6:00pm | CET: Jun 25th 7:00pm.
APAC - CST/HKT/SGT: Jun 26th 1:00am | AET: Jun 26th 3:00am.
"A master of light and color, Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) creates a timeless world where the smallest actions take on a sense of beauty and meaning beyond their commonplace settings. Though few in number, his paintings are considered some of the finest works in their genre. His artistry rests in his ability to transform a simple daily activity— such as pouring a jug of milk or reading a letter—into a sensitive exploration of human psychology. His masterpieces such as The Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Milkmaid, Girl with the Red Hat, and The Music Lesson, were meticulously created, often taking six months or more to complete. Gloriously lit, serene, and exquisitely rendered, they continue to speak to us through their abilty to touch upon some of the most universal ideas in human experience.
Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine discusses Vermeer’s place within the artistic culture of Holland, with an emphasis on his native city of Delft, then examines more closely some of his favorite themes and their possible meanings. The day ends with an examination of Vermeer’s legacy as reflected in the work of artists and writers following his rediscovery at the end of the 19th century..."
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