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EX03 Vermeer from The National Gallery

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Running Time: 86 mins

DVD has these subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian

 

DVD extras

Interviews with producer Phil Grabsky, curators Arthur Wheelock and Walter Liedtke.

Private tour of Vermeer’s works at the Met with Walter Liedtke and at the National Gallery of Art Washington with Arthur Wheelock.

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Description

Vermeer from The National Gallery

Johannes Vermeer is a fascinating painter whose life and works are explored here in amazing detail.  Filmed in London’s National Gallery, New York’s Met and other galleries in the USA and the Netherlands, this stunning film delves into a breath-taking collection of Vermeer’s finest pieces and delivers a detailed biography of the artist, his life and times. An exposition of period musical pursuits is blended with the art of Vermeer and his contemporaries.  Live music from the Academy of Ancient Music serves as a beautiful soundtrack to the wonderful sight of Vermeer’s paintings.

Tim Marlow, world-renowned art historian and broadcaster, guides us through the artwork and delivers a first-rate biography of Vermeer. He invites comments from leading fine art authorities and from Tracy Chevalier, whose best-selling novel, inspired by Vermeer, was made into the block buster movie, Girl with a Pearl Earring.

Grabsky’s film is comprehensive, smart and highly informative.” – The Art Newspaper

A treat for the eyes” – Globe and Mail, Canada.

Directed by Phil Grabsky and Ben Harding

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