National Gallery of Art - EXHIBITIONS

Johannes Vermeer: The Art of Painting

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Johannes Vermeer, The Art of Painting, c. 1666, oil on canvas, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna The Art of Painting by Johannes Vermeer was on loan from the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, after nearly four years of conservation treatment. It was installed with four paintings from the Gallery's permanent collection: Vermeer's Woman Holding a Balance, A Lady Writing,and Girl with the Red Hat; and Girl with a Flute, attributed to Vermeer. The Art of Painting could not be included in the 1995-1996 exhibition Johannes Vermeer because of its fragile paint structure at the time. It was last seen in the United States in the 1949-1950 exhibition Art Treasures from the Vienna Collections.