GLAMi nomination: Connect Vermeer
institution: National Gallery of Ireland
category: Exhibition and Collection Extension
About Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting
This website complements a landmark exhibition, Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry, which ran from 17 June – 17 September 2017 in the National Gallery of Ireland.
This exhibition explored the fascinating network of relationships among Dutch genre painters active 1650–1675. Bringing together the work of Vermeer and contemporary painters of exquisite scenes of everyday life, the thought-provoking exhibition gave visitors an insight into how these artists admired, inspired, and rivalled each other.
Full details of the exhibition are available here: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/vermeer-and-masters-genre-painting-inspiration-and-rivalry
About the Connect Vermeer website
Noho was commissioned to build the website that accompanied the exhibition. Through a series of interactive visualisations, it allows users to explore and learn about the network of connections between Vermeer and his sixteen contemporaries.
Users can discover the strength and likelihood of relationships between the seventeen artists, the impact of an individual artist’s paintings on the work of his contemporaries, as well as how artists adopted, adapted and disguised elements, from their peers’ work, in their own paintings.