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Vermeer and Music

Vermeer and Music was presented on cinema screens around the world on Thursday 10 October 2013.

The National Gallery, London, offered a fresh look at one of the most startling and fascinating artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring.   The National Gallery chose to focus on Vermeer’s relationship with music.   It is one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and reveals an enormous amount about the sitter and the society they lived in.  New research, revealed for the first time at this exhibition, showed how his technique and materials affected Vermeer's works.  More at www.nationalgallery.org.uk

Tim Marlow goes beyond the exhibition to tell the entire story of Vermeer’s life – and, in doing so, shows in fabulous HD detail many other of the artist’s captivating works.   For those inspired by the 2003 film, Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson, this new, cinematic exploration will take their enjoyment and fascination of Vermeer’s life and work to a new level.

Vermeer and Music is now available on DVD, click here for further details

Image: Johannes Vermeer, A Young Woman seated at a Virginal, about 1670-2, The National Gallery, London


Featuring performances from the Academy of Ancient Music (AAM). Find out more and listen to the AAM in performance at www.aam.co.uk

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