Arts Society Marina Alta is preparing to celebrate its fifth anniversary with a special event. Image: Johannes Vermeer, Public Domain, via Wikimedia Commons
The highlight of the celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Society of Arts Marina Alta, in Alicante, will be a lecture on the famous Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.
The Society of the Arts Marina Alta will mark the occasion of its fifth anniversary with a special event on Thursday June 2 at the Salones Canor de Teulada.
The day will start with registration and coffee from 10:15 to 10:50. At 11 a.m. there will be a presentation on the Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer, whose most famous painting is Girl with a pearl eveningwhich inspired a book of the same name.
The poetry of Vermeer’s paintings is immediate and recognizable, yet nearly impossible to explain. What catches the viewer’s eye? Does a beautiful young girl in an exotic turban, the stillness of a quiet street, a woman doing lace, or an enlightened scholar in her office somehow remind us of fleeting moments in our own lives?
Through his sensitivity to light, color and composition, Vermeer transforms ordinary subjects into expressions of perfect balance and harmony.
The presentation, titled “Johannes Vermeer: Master of Light, Color and Harmony,” will be given by Jane Choy-Thurlow, teacher at the Mauritshuis and Huygens Museum Hofwijck in The Hague, Netherlands. Jane was awarded the honor of Knight in the Order of Oranje Nassau by King Willem Alexander of Orange, for her knowledge and work in the arts, in particular 15and – 17andDutch and Flemish art of the -century.
Finally, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., the winners of the art competition will be announced and the works will be exhibited and put up for sale. There will also be free refreshments and canapes in the Salones Canor gardens.
Admission is free for members and costs €15 for visitors. Free parking available. For more information on membership benefits, presentations and events, write to [email protected] or visit www.marinaaltaarts.com.
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