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Exhibition on Screen: Vermeer (PG)

A still of The Guitar Player by Vermeer

Filmed in London, New York, Washington DC, Amsterdam, the Hague and Delft, this new film also guides us through Vermeer’s entire life story. 

The National Gallery offers a fresh look at arguably one of the greatest artists of all – Johannes Vermeer, painter of the famous Girl with a Pearl Earring. In an exhibition entitled ‘Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure’, The National Gallery focusses on Vermeer’s relationship with music. It is one of the most popular themes of Dutch painting and reveals an enormous amount about this most fascinating of artists. 

For the millions enthralled by the 2003 film Girl with a Pearl Earring, starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson, this new cinematic exploration will take their enjoyment of Vermeer’s life and work to a new level. In glorious HD, see these paintings as never before


Photo of director Amma Asante

ScreenTalks Archive: Amma Asante

The most high profile black female director working today, Amma Asante debuted in 2004 with A Way of Life, which won her a BAFTA for 'Outstanding Debut by a British Filmmaker'.

Asante talks about her second feature, costume drama Belle.

a black and white photo of philip glass in london at the barbican centre

Listen: Philip Glass at 75

For this rare interview, the great American composer chats to Ben Eshmade in a London cab, ahead of the celebrations for his 75th birthday at the Barbican Centre in London. 

architecture on stage, kazuyo sejima, kazuyo sejima giving a lecture about japanese architecture in london at the barbican centre

Watch: Architecture on Stage - Kazuyo Sejima

Renowned architect Kazuyo Sejima explores the relationship between the individual and Japan's advanced information society as she revisits domestic projects, looking at the principles behind key houses such as House in Plum Grove (2003).

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