Exposition : « Alone with Vermeer », La Haye, Mauritshuis, jusqu’au 3 janvier 2021
There is one painting in the Mauritshuis’s rich collection, which includes such visitor favourites as Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Bull and The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp , that many visitors to the Mauritshuis have built up a particular bond with: View of Delft .
The renowned French novelist Marcel Proust visited the Mauritshuis in 1902 and was deeply impressed by Vermeer’s masterpiece. Many years later he wrote in a letter: ‘From the moment that I saw View of Delft in the museum in The Hague, I knew that I had seen the most beautiful painting in the world’. This exhibition consists solely of the View of Delft. During a pre-booked slot, visitors will have the opportunity – either alone or in a very small group – to experience in silence the effect that this very special artwork has on them. An ideal viewing experience is being created to support this: subtle design, perfect lighting and no external sounds or distractions. Alone with Vermeer. For many this display offers the opportunity to (re)discover their favourite painting, with which they sometimes already have a strong bond, in a unique environment.