A Reunion of Vermeers, Documented for the ages
DIRECTED BY SUZANNE RAES/2023
DVD STREET DATE: JULY 11, 2023/KINO LORBER
The work of Dutch Baroque Period painter and impeccable master artist Johannes Vermeer was recently showcased in a landmark exhibit at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Filmmaker Suzanne Raes as created a documentary covering the event, and Kino Lorber has been quick to make it available to the world. In the brief video below, David Blakeslee of the Criterion Reflections podcast reviews the DVD release.
The official promotional text… “Go behind the scenes of the largest Vermeer exhibition ever mounted, now on view at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Capturing the imagination of the art world, with glowing reviews, global press, and tickets sold out through the entirety of its run, the Rijksmuseum’s Vermeer retrospective is nothing short of an historic event. This fascinating documentary is a unique opportunity to discover what goes on behind the scenes at exhibitions of this scale, from the latest techniques for determining what makes a Vermeer truly a Vermeer, to new discoveries while searching for the master’s paintings around the world.”