Vermeer Exhibition Coaster Set

About the Artist

Elegant, luminous, and serene, the paintings of Johannes Vermeer entrance the eye and calm the spirit. The Dutch Renaissance master's command of light, color, and texture has captivated art enthusiasts for centuries. Early in his career, he seemed to aspire to be a history painter, for his first works were large-scale mythological and religious paintings. He then began to paint the genre scenes, landscapes, and allegories for which he has become so renowned. While Vermeer's subject matter changed in the mid-1650s, he nevertheless continued to imbue his later works with the quiet, intimate moods he preferred in his early history paintings. His paintings of pale beauties in rich costumes, caught in moments of stillness and silence, are among the most loved works in museums worldwide.

Vermeer Exhibition Coaster Set

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This National Gallery of Art coaster set contains six coasters—two each of three works in the permanent collection: Lady Writing (c. 1665) and Woman Holding a Balance (c. 1664) by Johannes Vermeer, and Woman Feeding a Parrot, with a Page (1666) by Caspar Netscher. These fine paintings are included in the special exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry..
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