English/French edition on request

Pieter Roelofs, Gregor J.M. Weber (red.)

Rijksmuseum & Hannibal, 2023


Johannes Vermeer has been able to fascinate new generations for centuries. With his world-famous paintings, such as The Milkmaid and The Girl with a Pearl Earring, he has acquired legendary status. His intimate, introverted indoor scenes are considered some of the most beautiful works in painting thanks to the convincing illusionism and unique use of bright, colorful light.

In the run-up to the Vermeer exhibition in the Rijksmuseum, an international team of Vermeer experts, led by Pieter Roelofs and Gregor J.M. Weber, conducted extensive research into the life and artistry of the seventeenth-century painter. This has yielded new insights into his social position, household, religious life, technique and the influence of his environment on his painting. By connecting the new knowledge about his personal life with his work, we now come closer to Vermeer than ever before.

This book, designed by Irma Boom, immerses the reader in the immensely rich pictorial world of the Delft master. All 37 works attributed to him are included in this publication, and the many details of the paintings make us look at Vermeer’s art in amazement again and again.

Edited by Pieter Roelofs and Gregor J.M. Weber.
With contributions from Bart Cornelis, Bente Frissen, Sabine Pénot, Pieter Roelofs,
Friederike Schütt, Christian Tico Seifert, Ariane van Suchtelen, Gregor J.M. Weber and Marjorie E. Wieseman.

Official publication accompanying the impressive Vermeer exhibition in Rijksmuseum Amsterdam from February 10 to June 4, 2023. IN DUTCH, ENGLISH OR FRENCH VERSION REQUEST!


ISBN: 9789464666175

320 pages, illustrated, 26,5 x 21,5 cm, hardcover, Dutch (English or French version available on request!)