Vermeer Centre Delft offers a voyage of dis covery through the life, the works and the city of Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), the 17th Century master of light. His name is inextricably linked with Delft, the city of his birth and the city where he lived and worked all his life. You enter 17th Century Delft, admire the pictures of Vermeer’s complete life-size works, see into his working methods in his atelier, look for the stories behind the paintings and be impressed by the magic of his masterpieces throughout the Centuries. An interactive voyage
of discovery using reproductions, 17th Century lenses, viewing boxes and a camera obscura.
An audio tour is included in the admission fee. Audio tours are available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish (as well as in Chinese and Japanese in the not too distant future).
From Monday May 7 to Sunday 3 June, a special painting will be shown in the Vermeer Centrum Delft: the Little Street from Vermeer. Of course not the real one, but a reproduction. Made by the French artist Mickaël Leroy. Special about the painting is that Mickaël paints according to the techniques of Vermeer himself. Under the same conditions, made with paint like Vermeer once did. He also investigated the life of Vermeer. Mickaël himself will be present on May 19th to show how he works and to answer questions.