Evoke your musical senses with Vermeer,
by ELLEN MACDONALD-KRAMER
If you're in London before 8 September 2013, take an hour out of your day to visit the National Gallery's temporary exhibition Vermeer and Music: The Art of Love and Leisure.
Not only does the small exhibition showcase beautiful music-themed paintings by the esteemed Dutch artist and his contemporaries, but there are a number of antique musical instruments on display. Among the finest are a beautiful twenty-stringed lute from around 1630, and a striking cittern with a carved head of an African boy.
There were many delightful bits of knowledge to be picked up from the paintings of domestic scenes...
Copyright © 6 August 2013 Ellen MacDonald-Kramer,