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Gabriel Metsu

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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.

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