Gabriel Metsu

Bob Duggan reviews an exhibition of paintings by Gabriel Metsu (1629–1667) at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  Duggan writes that the exhibition provides "a glimpse of a contemporary and rival of Vermeer, who seems so unique in the public's imagination."  Duggan continues "[Vermeer] sought a 'painterless' style with no visible brushstrokes, Metsu imitated that style but still allowed his painterly personality to shine..."

Gabriel Metsu 1629–1667 is on view through July 24, 2011.