The Impact of Women on Vermeer

The Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum has had no shortage of publicity. Despite the wave of publicity, interesting new insights into Vermeer and his clients have remained underexposed. The Rijksmuseum catalogue claims that Vermeer’s main buyer was not a man, but a woman. As a guest of Stephan Komduur on Radio 1, Judith Noorman explained why this shift in perspective matters.

Listen to the episode here.

Judith Noorman will also speak at the Rijksmuseum Vermeer symposium on March 28.