Food for the Soul: Lessons from Vermeer with Nina Heyn and Ricardo Oskam

Johannes Vermeer. The Milkmaid, 1658-1659. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt. Photo: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 

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“As his paintings are generally considered the most prized treasures of every museum collection, Vermeer paintings are rarely lent out.”
~ The Rijksmuseum on Johannes Vermeer

By Catherine Austin Fitts

As the Solari Report announced in January, we are celebrating 2023 as “The Year of Vermeer,” inspired by the once-in-a-lifetime—and now “definitively sold out”—Vermeer exhibition that opened at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on February 10 and runs through June 4.

I joined Solari’s Culture Scout Nina Heyn in 2019 on her last visit to the Rijksmuseum to see All the Rembrandts as we toured through Europe for “The Year of Da Vinci.” Nina’s love for great art and her knowledge of culture and history make for an extraordinary time. Knowing Nina would be visiting the Vermeer exhibition, I invited our Solari team in the Netherlands and their spouses to join us to discover Vermeer and learn more about the Dutch Golden Age.

Following the exhibition, Ricardo Oskam (who recently joined me to debut Solari’s Building Wealth curriculum) joined Nina in a conversation about the exhibition and the influence of Vermeer’s life on contemporary viewers.

If you have not yet discovered Nina’s work, check out Food for the Soul for a wealth of offerings on art, artists, movies, and more.

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