Vermeer Exhibition Amsterdam 2023
A stunning exhibition of Vermeer’s paintings will be on show at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There will be 28 out of the 35 known paintings. This is a once in a generation opportunity to see so many Vermeers gathered in one place and may not happen again for a long time. A technical genius unparalleled by his contemporaries Vermeer’s paintings have something special about them, a subtle magic ingredient that somehow connects you to another world beyond the physical painting. Something extra, deeper that is very attractive, yet hidden.
1) Briefing - meet in nearby café, or the museum café (tba) for coffee and a briefing session. Some notes will be provided that may be helpful and take you through the techniques of looking and connecting mentioned above. Handing out of tickets (these not only get you into the Exhibition where you can stay as long as you like, but they also get you into the rest of the Rijksmuseum's collection which is open until 5pm daily, applies to morning session only).
2) Visiting the exhibition (approx 2 hours) - People can go round the exhibition either singly or in 2s or 3s. I will circulate throughout our visit joining people at different times to discuss paintings, ask and answer questions and point out various things about the pictures. I will also make sure to steer people to some of the more important pieces and go into some depth on them.
3) Debriefing - meet up in the museum café for lunch after the morning visit; or nearby restaurant for supper after the afternoon visit, for debriefing - that is chat about our experience of the exhibition, drink some beer or wine, and generally have a very enjoyable time.
COSTS & PAYMENT
Note: price does not cover café or meal costs.
Your place is only secured on receipt of payment. Tickets for the exhibition are going fast, in order to be sure to secure tickets for the same time slot payment would need to be made straight away and no later than 1st February 2023. Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable if you are unable to attend. Please contact me before making payment to confirm availability by using the contact form on this website.
Jeffery with his copy of The Lacemaker.
Jeffery was trained at the Royal Academy Schools in London. He is a professional painter, lecturer and art teacher. He has made an extensive study of the methods and techniques of the Old Masters and has fulfilled many commissions for copies, including Vermeer, Botticelli, Leonardo and Rembrandt. He lives in Oxfordshire with his wife Belinda and four golden retrievers.
Monday Online Painting Class
Classes with ArtSmart
Paintings Through an Artist’s Eye at the Ashmolean Museum - click here
Paintings Through an Artist’s Eye at the National Gallery - click here
Jeffery is available to give lectures, here are some topics available:
Copyright ©2020 Jeffery Courtney