Johannes Vermeer: The Life and Works of the Master of Light with Dr. Alette Fleischer
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Johannes Vermeer, a celebrated painter of the Dutch Golden Age, painted around 35 paintings we know of in his lifetime. From the Girl with a Pearl Earring to the Milkmaid, it’s hard to pick a favorite. This lecture will look at the life and a carefully curated selection of his works to understand more about this renowned artist.
For such an enigmatic painter with a very small oeuvre, the painter from Delft has attracted loads of attention, from scholars and art lovers alike. Over the last 150 years, there has been a wealth of documentaries, lectures, novels, and movies that all attempt to shed light on the master and his work. Through this lecture, art historian and expert Alette will step into Vermeer’s time and take the viewers through Vermeer’s works. We’ll learn about the historical context of his time and discuss the meaning of various details in his paintings.
Led by an expert on Art History, Alette Fleischer, this lecture will focus on Vermeer, his world, and his work. Designed to inform curiosity as well as future travels, participants will come away with increased knowledge about Vermeer and a desire to examine their favorite Vermeer works.
Amsterdam-born Alette Fleischer has a degree in Art History and a PhD in 17th Dutch History, focusing on gardens, science, and technology. She has curated several exhibitions, publishes articles, presents lectures, and a proud Context Expert. For Context Travel, Alette has led the Rijksmuseum tours many times. Motto: staying curious is key for being a good historian.