English subtitles: Dicht bij Vermeer
Award-winning filmmaker Suzanne Raes follows the curators and others involved with putting together the big Vermeer exhibition in the Rijksmuseum. A film about the love of painting, and the anatomy of a genius.
Much has been written about Johannes Vermeer, the artist responsible for iconic paintings and popular favourites such as The Milkmaid and Girl with a Pearl Earring, but we know relatively little. His small oeuvre is pretty much all he left behind.