Vermeer Centrum Delft, Delft

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At Vermeer Centrum Delft, learn all about the master painter's life in his hometown, as well his artistic approach. While the center doesn't feature any original works, several posters of Vermeer's paintings are displayed. Visit what was once the St. Lucas Guild where Vermeer acted as Dean of painters to gain insight into how the painter worked with light, composition, and color in his masterpieces. On the second floor, discover the many hidden references to love in Vermeer's works. Find out how to plan Delft trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • I am a fan of painting and Vermeer.... But I was very disappointed.... There are no original tables... The guided tour was below just as much the Museum as the city:( We saw it as a waste of time and money... Better to visit it alone at your ease...
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  • This is a Museum of painting that contains none of the paintings of the artist he celebrates. What for? Because apparently neither the city nor the State have the means to pay for these works today, which makes them in the hands of the American museums or at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. But this absence is compensated by a lively presentation of Vermeer's painting and the more intimate features of his works. As for example, the use of color to create light, which is not that of Rembrandt, or its symbols showing the feelings of love in a disguised way. One is often inclined to admire the girl with the Pearl because she made an appearance in the cinema, but we will learn here to appreciate the other works of Vermeer at their expressive value. The image here is really worth a thousand words.
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  • Of course, we do not see the originals, but all the reproductions of the work of Vermeer, with workshops of light, the explanation of the camera oscura, the pigments, the brushes as they were at the time.... We learn a lot about Vermeer and his time. I advise!
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  • This is a must if you´re into art history or into painting, even if you´re not into Vermeer (hopefully this is NOT the case). The old Painter´s Guild of Delft is pure history, a true mecca for painters, impossible not to share a tear or two while admiring it´s front or his historical inside. The house is in excellent condition and the presentations are packed with information and everything is historically accurate. Nice use of technology to display loads of information about the Guild, plenty to see. Vermeer Centrum is nothing less than amazing.
  • Nice small museum. 3 floors of exhibition and a museum shop (and toilets) on the ground floor in the former guild house. Good audio guides Every sign is in Dutch and English. We spent 1,5 hours here.
  • Not the real paintings but nice layout, cool shop and amazing toilet. You can spend around 1.5hrs here max. Next to the main square which makes it easy to hop in
  • If you love Vermeer this is a great museum. We could have spent a lot longer then we did. Somebody told us that 45 minutes to an hour was long enough. So we showed up too close to closing. It would have been wonderful to spend two hours there or three. Also their hours were like business hours not normal museum hours so they close fairly early in the evening or late in the afternoon.
  • Informative, helpful staff, not crowded. Loved it!
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