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a symbol of chastity ...
a girl in exotic dress,
an oriental turban
softness of the girl’s face,
the glimmers of light on her moist lips ...
and of course, the shining pear
Girl with a Pearl Earring
Mauritshuis, The Hague
a plain room
an everyday scene
a milkmaid carefully pouring milk into a squat earthenware container on a table
a foot warmer is on the floor behind her, near Delft wall tiles depicting Cupid
The Music Lesson
Buckingham Palace, London
a sunlit room
the windows convey light and shadows
a young woman stands to play on a clavecin
a man in elegant dress watches her and listens intently
the mirror on the wall reflects the young woman's face
the inscription on the virginal 'Music is a companion in pleasure and a balm in sorrow’
both figures are quiet, as though the music were measured and restrained ...
the pleasure and melancholy of love
The Art of Painting
a large curtain, drawn back as though revealing a tableau vivant:
an artist and
a young model, Clio, the muse of history
a laurel wreath symbolizing honor and glory, a large book signifying history, and the trumpet of fame
the chandelier, which is surmounted by a double-headed eagle, the imperial symbol of the Hapsburgs,
dynasty that ruled the country
Young Woman with a Water
Metropolitan Museum of Art,
the very simplicity and stillness
the perfect balance of the composition
a young woman opening a window and with a brass water jug in her left hand
the basin and pitcher, traditional symbols of purity
A Lady Drinking
and a Gentleman
an elegantly dressed young man is watching a woman finish a glass of wine
he has his hand on a jug, and seems to be waiting to refill the glass
the chitarrone on the chair symbolizes both harmony and frivolity
the window pane shows a woman holding a bridle, an attribute of Temperantia (moderation)
Girl Reading a Letter at an
a young Dutch girl standing at an open window reading a letter
remoteness from the outer world
the curtain as though it has been pulled aside to reveal this intimate moment in the young woman's life
Girl Interrupted at Her
Frick Collection, New
a seduction scene
a young woman at her music with an older gentleman
the gentleman seems to be fully absorbed by his feelings
... the importance of music when it comes to love
fascinating scene of mercenary love
a procuress looks approvingly at a soldier, who offers a young woman a coin while fondling her breast
holding a glass of wine in one hand, she willingly accepts his proposition
an elegant dandy …
dressed in a démodé jerkin, smiles out at the viewer as he holds aloft a glass and grasps a musical instrument
probably self-portrait of the painter
The Master of Delft
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Somehow Vermeer’s paintings manage to transcend time and place. They may have been created several
hundred years ago, but they are almost shockingly present.
Most of the compositions are set in 17th-century Dutch interiors, yet they seem to invite you in, to envelop
you as if you were actually there, even if you are actually living in the far-away present.
Vermeer creates a stillness in his works that brings us to a halt, and he lets us forget for a moment our
busy lives, bombarded with fast-moving images and sound.
Vermeer invites us into his world ...