The Art of Painting

The Art of Painting tells the story of the painting of the same name by Johannes Vermeer, hailed by specialists as one of his most important works. 

But this perfect Vermeer had become so frail that he was unable to attend the major retrospective at the Mauritshuis in 1996. After restoration, De Schilderkunst went on a journey and when it was about to travel back to its permanent residence in Het Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna, Willem Dijkhuis invited four special men and a filmmaker to take a look at that sublime painting together.

Directed by: Kees Hin
Camera: Paul van den Bos
Sound: Erik Langhout
Editing: Diego Gutierrez and Kees Hin
Special effects: Elmer Leupen
Production: Judith Paauw
Producer: René Mendel