Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A new blockbuster Vermeer exhibition at the Paris Louvre aims to smash the myth that the Dutch master was a solitary genius who worked alone at home cut off from the world."We wanted to do away with the stereotype of Vermeer as 'the Sphinx of Delft,'" Blaise Ducos, who is in charge of the museum's vast collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings, said.Despite his reputation as one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age, Vermeer was all but forgotten after his death in 1675 .Ducos said a 2001 show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York – "Vermeer and the Delft School" – had already explored his links with other painters in the town, but the Louvre exhibition extends the web of "possible plagiarism, emulation and quotation" out across the rest of Holland.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE