Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Vermeer's Women: Desire and Restraint
Johannes Vermeer is one of the world's most beloved yet enigmatic artists. Walter Liedtke, curator of the current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum devoted to "Vermeer's Masterpiece The Milkmaid," on loan from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, will discuss the artist's complex and subtle depiction of women -- who embody elements of both desire and restraint.
Curator of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art