Johannes Vermeer

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Discoveries

Did this mysterious Dutch painter inspire Vermeer?

The story of enigmatic artist Jacobus Vrel will be told in an exhibition scheduled for 2023 and in a book published this month

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The state of painting now

Plus, its enduring market appeal and new secrets revealed in a restored Vermeer

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Johannes Vermeer

First Cupid, now a wine glass? More revelations emerge from restored Vermeer painting in Dresden

Major restoration on Girl reading a Letter at an Open Window shows a large studded goblet later covered by a green curtain

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Exhibitions

Recently restored Cupid joins nine Vermeer masterpieces for blockbuster show

Dresden exhibition will include Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window along with key international loans and works by other Dutch Golden Age artists

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Johannes Vermeer

First full image of ‘new’ Vermeer with uncovered Cupid released by Dresden museum

Drastically altered composition of Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window can now be seen in all its glory ahead of major exhibition

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Redundancies

Curators responsible for Queen’s art collection lose their jobs in Covid-19 cost-cutting exercise

Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures post, held by Desmond Shawe-Taylor, will be ‘lost and held in abeyance’

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Johannes Vermeer

Blockbuster Vermeer exhibition—including restored 'hidden Cupid' painting—announced at Dresden's Semperbau

The show promises to be “one of the most spectacular” in the newly renovated museum's history

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Book Club

New Getty publication brings together life-affirming DIY masterpieces made during lockdown

Participants worldwide re-created famous works by Vermeer, Munch and Klimt—using everyday household items

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Johannes Vermeer

Unknown masterpiece? Picture 'likely' based on lost Vermeer to be unveiled in Antwerp

A Young Woman with a Wine Glass and a Musician playing a Tenor Recorder could be a copy of a work by the great Dutch painter

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Conservation & Preservation

The master's hand: a treasured Vermeer gives up its secrets

Extensive testing of the Frick’s Mistress and Maid proves that it was not finished by someone else

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Conservation

New secrets of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring to be revealed online next week

Mauritshuis museum's detailed technical examination uncovers new findings on the Dutch artist's brushwork, pigments and technique

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Diary

From Vermeer to vermin: quarantined curators plan major new mouse-sized museum

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Museums & Heritage

A mystery for the ages: the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist

The world’s greatest unsolved art theft continues to obsess—and stump—investigators

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Vermeer's hidden cupid, the Prado's Dutch-Spanish show, plus Helen Cammock

The story behind the revealing of Cupid in one of Vermeer's greatest masterpieces, and Helen Cammock on her Whitechapel show and nomination for this year's Turner Prize

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Leaders

Comment | Cupid ‘outing’ in Vermeer painting is the right move

The uncovered figure changes the composition of Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window

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Discoveries

Hidden Cupid resurfaces in one of Vermeer’s best-known works after two and a half centuries

Laboratory tests revealed "sensational" discovery that the figure in Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window was overpainted decades after the artist’s death

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The Netherlands

Golden Age day trips from Tefaf Maastricht: our pick of must-see shows

The 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt this year has prompted a glut of exhibitions devoted to the Dutch artist and his peers

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Exhibitions

Crowd-magnet Vermeer borrowed for Alte Pinakothek’s curtain-raiser

Munich museum has undergone a four-year €12m renovation

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Conservation & Preservation

Mauritshuis shines a light on its famous Vermeer

A team of international specialists are studying Girl with a Pearl Earring for two weeks straight

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October 2010

The source of infamous forger Van Meegeren’s secret supplies exposed

A Scotland Yard report shows that the notorious Dutch faker bought lapis lazuli paint for his “Vermeers” in bulk from Winsor & Newton

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Courtauld Gallery

Courtauld “fake” exposed as a real Dutch period piece

Work attributed to 20th-century master forger Han van Meegeren may be 17th-century painting owned by Vermeer

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Fakes & copies

Studies of the Vermeer forger Van Meegeren and 19th-century literary counterfeits

Confusing, criminal, but very virile