johnleiser

Vermeer’s The Milkmaid @ The Met 09/16/09

In Uncategorized on September 25, 2009 at 2:18 pm

This is a gem ! The couple of Vermeer’s are spaced so that each one is it’s own little show. And to have The Milkmaid for the 400th anniversary of Hudson’s exploration of the river that is named for him as well as the 300th in the last century is cool too. Any excuse to see Vermeer is worthwhile, but this show actually has something to show us about the light, from the left, and the references to contemporary life at the time. There is a chart of all 36 Vermeer paintings at the entrance to the show and everyone uses it as a scorecard;I saw more than you!, that’s a lot of fun. Of course you have to go to the Frick to see the 3 that they have to complete the NY experience.

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