Adriaan Waiboer, Head of Collections and Research at the National Gallery of Ireland, explores the work of Johannes Vermeer and other contemporary Dutch painters of everyday life who captured their everyday surroundings in exquisite detail.
These painters were active in different cities in the Dutch Republic, yet their work bears strong similarities in style, subject matter, composition and technique. They frequently drew inspiration from each other’s works and tried to surpass it in technical prowess and aesthetic appeal.
Adriaan E. Waiboer is Head of Collections and Research at the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin and curator of the exhibition 'Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting'. Exhibitions he has organised include: 'Northern Nocturnes: Nightscapes in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer', 'Fabritius & De Hooch: Three Masterpieces from Delft', he has also published the catalogue raisonné on Gabriel Metsu.
Focus in on one painting with our talks in the Gallery, or explore wider themes in the collection at our in-depth theatre talks.