Art Museum

Johannes Vermeer Gallery

Born in 1632 as the son of a silk worker with a taste for buying and selling art, Johannes Vermeer became both an avid art trader and artist in Delft. Little is known of this artist's life, but his rare works have fascinated generations. His canvases are of limited scope, and he generally painted women and men in seventeenth-century rooms, occasionally employing allegorical and religious themes. His intricate combination of light, color, proportion and scale enhances the moods and reality of the subjects. Click on the following thumbnails to view Johannes Vermeer's works.

A Woman Asleep at a Table
1656
Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window
1657
A Lady Drinking and a Gentleman
1658
A Lady and Two Gentlemen
1659
Woman Holding a Balance
1664
Girl with a Pearl Earring
1665-1666
Mistress and Maid
1667-1668
The Geographer
1668-1669
Lady Standing at a Virginal
1670
Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid
1670-1672
The Guitar Player
1672
Lady Seated at the Virginals
1673-1675