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Did you know this about Girl with a Pearl Earring?

2 April 2024 - It is certainly Johannes Vermeer's most famous painting: Girl with a Pearl Earring. Painted around 1665, this world-famous work of art has some stories that are perhaps not as well-known. Discover the stories behind Girl with a Pearl Earring.

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Picasso’s artistic periods

5 March 2024 - Picasso experienced several artistic periods during his life, which are quite literally translated into the many works of art he created. For example, the first periods are characterized by the use of a specific color palette and certain subjects. In addition, Picasso, together with George Braques, developed cubism. But Picasso continued to experiment, especially in the last few years of his life. Read all about the various episodes in Picasso's life here.

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Johannes Vermeer: Mysterious painter

6 February 2024 - Johannes Vermeer was nicknamed the Sphinx of Delft because little is known about his life. A Sphinx is a mythical creature that appears in various mythologies. In the Greek version, the Sphinx guards a Greek city. Everyone who wants to enter must solve a riddle. Regarding Vermeer's life, many art critics still face several puzzles. We have listed some of these for you.

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Spain to France: Picasso’s homes

2 January 2024 - Although Picasso was Spanish, he spent much of his life in France. This is also the country where the artist was introduced to the ceramic world and where he produced his iconic ceramics. Discover everything about all the places where Picasso lived.

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Delft and Vermeer

5 December 2023 - In addition to being the city of Delft Blue, Delft is also the city of the world-famous painter Johannes Vermeer. Delft is Vermeer's birthplace and the master-painter grew up in the city. Vermeer also painted his famous paintings in Delft. We highlight a number of important places in Delft and tell you how they are connected to Vermeer.

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Picasso’s inspirations

9 November 2023 - Greek mythology and animals inspired master artist Pablo Picasso throughout his artistic life. From mythical creatures to bulls, owls and pigeons: they captured Picasso's imagination. Now on display in the exhibition at Royal Delft Museum: Picasso. Magic Ceramist.

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Escher ceramic tiles are home for a while (1898-1972)

14 August 2023 - From optical illusions and impossible architecture to true-to-life landscapes: the work of Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) contains it all. In 2023 it will be 125 years since the artist was born and this will be celebrated at Royal Delft Museum. Esher was not only a graphic artist, he also designed art for the public space. For example, he also designed ceramic tiles, made by Royal Delft and those tiles will return home for a while.

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