Vermeer Archives - Arts & Collections

Vermeer’s Long Road to Success

More then three centuries passed before Vermeer became recognised as a great artist. His most famous painting, Girl with a Pearl Earring, is now one of the most popular pictures in the world. This iconic portrait has recently returned home to the newly reopened Mauritshuis, The Hague, following two years of exhibition stops around the world. Extraordinary to think that a painter neglected for centuries should not find his true place as one of the...

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