Vermeer: Beyond Time DVD

About the Exhibition

The landmark exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry examines the artistic exchanges among Johannes Vermeer and his contemporaries from 1650 to 1675, when they reached the height of their technical ability and mastery of depictions of domestic life. The exhibition brings together some 65 works by Vermeer and his fellow painters of the Dutch Golden Age, including Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriel Metsu, Frans van Mieris, Caspar Netscher, and Jan Steen.

Vermeer: Beyond Time DVD

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Narrated by Steve Martin

Created to accompany the exhibition Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, Vermeer: Beyond Time explores the life and work of one of the most loved, influential, and well-known artists, Johannes Vermeer. Images from his paintings have become part of our collective imagination and are instantly recognizable.

 

In this new feature documentary, French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Cottet adopts an imaginative and sensitive approach to his subject, focusing on not only his work but also his family life, including his conversion to Catholicism, his artistic contemporaries, and the wider world of the short-lived Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century.

 

In 1675, overwhelmed by poverty, physically weakened, and humiliated, Vermeer dies at the age of 45. Soon afterwards, his paintings are sold to cover his debts, and Vermeer disappears from memory. His rediscovery some 200 years later has seen his popularity soar, claiming both our hearts and our admiration.

 

  • 90 minutes
  • English; English subtitles available
  • Released: 2017


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