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Tracey Emin

Chooses Vermeer's Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid for Front Row's Cultural Exchange

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Recent exhibitions at Turner Contemporary (2012) and Hayward Gallery (2011). Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy.

Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid by Johannes Vermeer

To launch Radio 4's Cultural Exchange, Tracey Emin talks to Mark Lawson about her favourite work of art, Vermeer's Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid, on show at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin.

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Tracy Chevalier on Vermeer's The Lacemaker

Tracy Chevalier, who based her best-selling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring on the painting by Vermeer, talks to Kirsty Lang about Vermeer's The Lacemaker, which was on show at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge.

Originally broadcast on Front Row 7 Oct 2011 BBC Radio 4

Art critic Waldemar Janusczak on Vermeer's unconventional career

Art critic Waldemar Janusczak on what makes Vermeer stand out from his Dutch contemporaries.

Originally broadcast on Woman's Hour 1 Oct 2008 BBC Radio 4

John Wilson reports on the world's biggest art theft

On 18 March 1990, two thieves entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, USA and seized art including Vermeer's The Concert - which remains the world's most valuable missing painting. John Wilson visits the Museum to investigate.

Originally broadcast on Front Row 18 Mar 2010 BBC Radio 4

Tracey Emin visits her hometown Margate

To mark the opening of the Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, Tracey Emin talks to Mark Lawson about her hometown.

Originally broadcast on Front Row. 30 Apr 2010 BBC Radio 4

Tracey Emin on the importance of drawing

Tracey Emin talks to Mark Lawson about her role as Professor of Drawing at the Royal Academy, and why her art hangs in 10 Downing Street.

Originally Broadcast on Front Row on 23 December 2011