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Full-scale reproduction of Vermeer's "Music Lessons"

Released from 2023/10/7 (Sat)
Vermeer “Music Lessons”
 Around 1662-64
London, Royal Collection
2nd Basement Floor Vermeer Gallery

This work, which has not been released in Japan, focuses on "music", which is the most common theme in Vermeer's interior paintings.In perfect perspective, our eyes look past the blue chair and the viola da gamba lying on the floor to the woman playing the virginal.

The lid of the virginal says in Latin, "Music is a friend of joy and a healer of sorrow," so perhaps he is being taught a lesson in love.

This is a relatively large work among Vermeer's works.Please enjoy the depiction of light coming in through the window, and the stunning spatial expression and composition in full size.

▲ Vermeer gallery at the museum

 Jan Vermeer

Born in Delft, Holland in 1632. At the age of 21 he began his career as a painter and is also a member of the board of directors of the Delft Painters Guild.He depicts everyday life in a room with themes such as letters, music, and love. left. After his death in 1675 at the age of 43, his work gradually fell into oblivion, but was revived in the 19th century.His total number of attributed works is said to be about 37.

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