From February, the 17th-century master Johannes Vermeer will be in the spotlight at Royal Delft. Royal Delft joins in with the Rijksmuseum, which is exhibiting the largest overview of Vermeer for the first time in history. Did you know that the owners of De Koninklijke Prceleyne Fles and Johannes Vermeer used to belong to the same St. Lucas Guild? In the coming period, the emphasis at Royal Delft will therefore be on the close link between Royal Delft and Vermeer. For example, our master painter has created beautiful new designs inspired by a number of works by Johannes Vermeer. And you can enjoy a special Vermeer painter’s lunch at Brasserie1653.
On the occasion of the celebration around Vermeer, the Royal Delft Museum has had special Vermeer ponsives developed by the master painters. When you book a painting workshop, you can choose between various Vermeer ponsives during the workshop. In addition to the famous work Girl with a Pearl Earring, there is also the option for Het Straatje van Vemeer or View of Delft.
Exclusively during the Vermeer year, it is possible to paint the house Vermeer Street at the Royal Delft Museum. The iconic and famous view from Delft.
Unleash your creative painting skills during a painting workshop!
Through the lens of Bas Meeuws
Just as with the masters of the 17th-century flower still life, reality forms the basis for Meeuws, but he then bends it to his will. For the exhibition ‘Flowers in Blue’, Royal Delft commissioned Bas Meeuws to create new work and to place the Delft blue vases from the museum collection in a context where the vases belong, filled with beautiful baroque bouquets.
Bas gets his inspiration from paintings by painters such as Balthasar van der Ast and the Bosschaert family. This gives a unique end result in which 17th-century paintings are combined with the latest techniques.
The collection focuses in particular on the modern Delft Blue enthusiast. The abstract interplay of lines is a translation of the classic depictions to the present, with the addition of a golden touch on certain items. Within this collection you will find tiles, a tea caddy and a cheese board, among other things. A real eye-catcher is the large wall plate of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.
The showpiece of the Vermeer Collectibles is the Limited Edition Proud Mary Girl with the Pearl Earring. This iconic item is handmade in the studio in Delft. Then the master painter of Royal Delft applied a beautiful painting of the Girl with a Pearl Earring.