"In my endeavours to pinpoint the exact location of Vermeer's Little Street, I have been an avid user of Google Maps, particularly in studying the rythmic articulation of the canal walls along Vlamingstraat,” said Professor Grijzenhout this week.
The discovery of the whereabouts of Vermeer’s Little Street is the subject of an exhibition running from in the Rijksmuseum. It will then transfer to Museum Prinsenhof Delft.
To commemorate this discovery--including the small part that Google Street View technology has played in it--we’re marking Vermeer Day on the Google Cultural Institute. T oday our homepage will feature 17 works of art by the Dutch master, including Little Street, and the site will feature a special look at the present day Little Street in Delft. The aim of the Google Cultural Institute is twofold, helping users to discover artworks in new ways and helping the cultural sector to make the most of digital opportunities.
We’re thrilled to celebrate the Delft’s own Vermeer with our longtime partners at the Rijksmuseum, and to mark the discovery of this little street in that’s been culturally significant--if unknown--since the 17th century.
Posted by Meghan Casserly, Communications Manager Google Netherlands