Discover the life of Johannes Vermeer in the Vermeer Center Delft
Discover the life of Johannes Vermeer.
Who says Delft, also says Johannes Vermeer. This world famous master / painter lived from 1632 – 1675. In the Vermeer Center Delft you will discover everything about the life and paintings of Johannes Vermeer.
37 paintings by Johannes Vermeer
In the Vermeer Center Delft 37 paintings by Johannes Vermeer are exhibited. Known and less known paintings in which the connoisseur will surely recognize Johannes Vermeer. The paintings exhibited in the Vermeer Centre Delft are replicas.
The messages in the paintings
In many of Johannes Vermeer’s paintings love plays an important role. In some paintings this is clearly recognizable, while in other canvases the subject is not immediately in the foreground. These are also called the love messages of Johannes Vermeer. During your visit to the Vermeer Center Delft, you will learn to recognize these messages in his paintings.
Atelier of Johannes Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer’s studio is a place in the Vermeer Centre Delft where you can go on a voyage of discovery yourself. In the studio you will learn how Johannes Vermeer used the light to make his paintings.
Meet the camera obscura and discover how Johannes Vermeer uses color and perspective. In short, in the studio you can see how Johannes Vermeer worked.
Find information about Johannes Vermeer yourself
In the Vermeer Center Delft is a so-called ‘multitouch table’. This is a table where you can decide what information will be on it. You can choose what information about Johannes Vermeer is displayed. Go looking for the information about this Delft master that you find interesting.
There is also a movie about the 17th century Delft. Step into the history of Delft and the important historical events.
Exhibition Vermeer’s Heritage
In the Vermeer Center Delft you can also see an exhibition called ‘Vermeer’s Heritage’. Here you can see archaeological finds that in a number of cases are also found in the paintings of Johannes Vermeer.