Guided Museums Tour in Amsterdam, Discover Vermeeroffered by supplier M05587 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 1 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Specialty Categories: Museum Tours Cultural Journey
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 30 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 120 Euro (EUR)
Do you recognize a work from his youthful style, when Vermeer was around twenty in 1653? Or is it, in fact, a late work like the one in Dublin Standing in front of a real Vermeer painting... what do you actually see and what do you fully appreciate? Do you see the technical wizardry in the way he used paint, in layer upon layer of glazes, with light bouncing between these layers? Did he use wet-in-wet, of wet-on-dry on a given part of the painting?
Many viewers have the idea that what Vermeer shows us are views of his own private home with marble floors and all. In fact, what he sometimes does is painting fancy rooms, upgrading the interior by filling it with luxury items not belonging to him: musical instruments, architectural details...
And what about the meaning of objects and scenes, according what we think now and according to available knowledge from current books from his day and age... what would the meaning be of the scenes depicted by Vermeer according to those contemporary sources? Do you actually recognize the fullness of artistic choices and visual tricks he put in it to elevate a painting into a work of great art? If you do, viewing can become a thrill of a lifetime. If you find you are slightly lacking in all that, you may immerse yourself in serious art books and come up for air after two months of reading. You may also read the novel Girl with the Pearl Earring and not know how many factual misconceptions it contains.
Finally, you can request a specialist to stand next to you and see what knowledge and passion may yield. In order to really "get it", it may take a specialist to learn how to fully see and appreciate. I am that kind of art historian.
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Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Generally for small groups of 2-4 persons in Amsterdam. Extra time and train cost when we go to The Hague. We may use a private car. Contact me for information on higher amounts with other venues and more people. Extra ticket cost.
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As a high-level international tour guide, I offer pleasant tailor-made private tours for small groups. Having an academic background in Art History and teaching, my presentation is both in-depth and very communicative, thus open to a wide audience. I prefer to guide small and select groups to museum visits and to walks...