I felt so lucky to go to the Vermeer exhibition at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The variety of paintings was surprising: tiny, large, religious, allegorical, landscape, portrait... but always intimate, intricate and inviting.
Vermeer is a magician - he keeps your eyes moving constantly around the painting, unlocking more and wondering more about the plot, characters and process each time. And the light is just enchanting: flooding in, reflecting, and soaking in to surfaces.
There are 28 of his 37 paintings to see here - the most ever gathered in one place - and together they create a sense of archetypical human stories, lived in small places, with moments of drama and grace. Our whole holiday was based around this exhibition and we all loved it!