Vermeer Part Two, with Dutch Art Historian Drs. Kees Kaldenbach
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
10 — 11:15 AM EST
Back by popular demand – return to the Netherlands virtually! Join Drs. Kees Kaldenbach, Dutch Art Historian, Author, and Master Museum Guide of the Rijksmuseum for part two on a virtual presentation on Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch Baroque Painter.
When we joined Drs. Kaldenbach for Johannes Vermeer part one, we learned about Vermeer’s upbringing in the city of Delft, Netherlands and how his hometown influenced his paintings. Now, in part two, learn about a different influence on Vermeer’s work – love and family life.
Compared to other countries during the 17th-century, the Netherlands was a place of “freedom” for love to bloom. Chaperones were not needed to accompany youngsters and courtship was open for the middle class. Learn about Vermeer’s marriage and family life, from his surprise shotgun wedding and 15 children. Focus on his most enigmatic painting, The Love Letter, which provides a rich tapestry image of his family life.
Johannes Vermeer is very near and dear to the Carnegie Travelers. In 2017, Carnegie Travelers visited the Netherlands with Rachel Delphia, the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at Carnegie Museum of Art, and visited the city of Delft. The travelers received a private tour of the Mauritshuis Museum, home to many of Vermeer’s works.
*It is not required to have participated in part one of the Vermeer series