Vermeer exhibition to unite Milkmaid, Girl with a Pearl Earring

Left, Johannes Vermeer, ‘The Milkmaid,’ circa 1660; right, Johannes Vermeer, ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring,’ 1665. Both works will appear in a blockbuster show opening in February 2023 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam that will feature 27 of the 35 known works by Vermeer. Images courtesy of the Rijksmuseum
Left, Johannes Vermeer, ‘The Milkmaid,’ circa 1660; right, Johannes Vermeer, ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring,’ 1665. Both works will appear in a blockbuster show opening in February 2023 at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam that will feature 27 of the 35 known works by Vermeer. Images courtesy of the Rijksmuseum

AMSTERDAM (AP) – The Rijksmuseum will unite two iconic paintings from Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer early next year – The Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Milkmaid. In an unprecedented blockbuster exhibit starting in February 2023, the most famous museum in the Netherlands will bring together 27 of the 35 known paintings of the 17th-century artist who had the uncanny genius of letting a soothing inner light exude from his canvas.

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