Vermeer's Christ in the House of Martha and Mary

Johannes Vermeer was one of the world's greatest painters. Christ in the House of Martha and Mary is the largest of his few surviving works, and is the only Vermeer in a Scottish collection.

The painting was created before Vermeer was 25, when he explored classical and biblical subjects. It reveals his fascination with light and colour that so captivates audiences today.

This feature includes a history of Christ in the House of Martha and Mary in the form of a short essay and a video exploring how the painting fits into Vermeer's early style and how it ended up in the National Gallery of Scotland.

A Short History

A Short History

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Video

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The Painting

The Painting

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