A recording of this talk is now available to view here!
The Magic, Mystery, and Mastery of Vermeer
Celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime exhibit at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, which brings together an unprecedented 28 of Vermeer’s 37 known works—even he never saw this many of his works together. Preview the exhibition and learn why Vermeer’s magical works are so beloved. Little is known about his life, but much has been written about his style, his controversial method of painting, and what his works can tell us about life in 17th century Holland.
We will be guided in this exploration by one of our favorite docents, Avril Angevine. Avril is an independent art lecturer who has spoken at the Alameda Library many times. She is a Humanities and English instructor at local colleges, and a museum guide at both SFMOMA and the Oakland Museum.