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Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting at the Louvre, 22nd February – 22nd May 2017

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Organised together with the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, theis exhibition l’exposition-événement Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting at the Louvre shows us a selection of elegant, refined scenes of everyday life that aren’t as ordinary as they might seem…

Here’s all the info.

To discover Vermeer, the exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting brings his work into contact with other paintings from the era, showing that he was definitely part of a network of painters who had a real niche, like a ‘new wave’ of genre painting.

It’s thanks to them that scenes from private lives became fashionable, showing men and women in orchestrated civility – a real change of style.

Your knowledge of the subject can also be added to after your visit – the Louvre has five conferecnes on offer, there’s a new documentary being released on DVD (La Revanche de Vermeer, 20€ here at amazon.fr) and if that’s not enough, the 448-page catalogue with its 300 illustrations should help! (39€ here at amazon.fr)

The exhibition Vermeer et les maîtres de la peinture de genre (Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting) is at the Louvre (here) from 22nd February – 22nd May 2017

Open every day except Tuesdays from 9am-6pm (10pm Wednesdays and Fridays)

Admission: 15€ / free for under 18s and for under 26 year-olds from the EU

Website: www.louvre.fr

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