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An unusual painting in Vermeer’s oeuvre: a few houses and a couple of people in a quiet street. Vermeer gave the scene a palpable sense of tension and balance. The old walls, worn bricks and white plaster are almost tangible. What part of Delft this shows is no longer known. Johannes Vermeer, 1658.

An unusual painting in Vermeer’s oeuvre: a few houses and a couple of people in a quiet street. Vermeer gave the scene a palpable sense of tension and balance. The old walls, worn bricks and white plaster are almost tangible. What part of Delft this shows is no longer known. Johannes Vermeer, 1658.

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The love letter, Johannes Vermeer, 1669. www.rijksmuseum.nl

The love letter, Johannes Vermeer, 1669. www.rijksmuseum.nl

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Woman reading a letter, Johannes Vermeer, 1662. In a quiet, private moment, a young woman stands, engrossed in reading a letter. It is morning, and she is still wearing her blue nightrobe. All the other colours are subordinate to its radiant lapis lazuli; yellow and red hardly make an appearance. Vermeer rendered the different effects of the cool light precisely. For example, he was the first artist to try soft grey for flesh, and to paint the shadows on the wall light blue.

Woman reading a letter, Johannes Vermeer, 1662. In a quiet, private moment, a young woman stands, engrossed in reading a letter. It is morning, and she is still wearing her blue nightrobe. All the other colours are subordinate to its radiant lapis lazuli; yellow and red hardly make an appearance. Vermeer rendered the different effects of the cool light precisely. For example, he was the first artist to try soft grey for flesh, and to paint the shadows on the wall light blue.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, about 1665. Maurithuis, The Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer, about 1665. Maurithuis, The Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, The Netherlands

Lady in Blue by Vermeer, on her way back from Japan to the Netherlands. Now on show in the Rijksmuseum. www.rijksmuseum.nl

Lady in Blue by Vermeer, on her way back from Japan to the Netherlands. Now on show in the Rijksmuseum. www.rijksmuseum.nl

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Het melkmeisje, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1660

Het melkmeisje, Johannes Vermeer, ca. 1660

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Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675). Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662–63. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900 (25.110.24) | In this work of the early 1660s, a young woman in an ermine-trimmed jacket plays a lute and looks intently out the window. The viola da gamba on the floor and songbooks on the table suggest that she may be waiting for a male visitor.

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675). Woman with a Lute, ca. 1662–63. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of Collis P. Huntington, 1900 (25.110.24) | In this work of the early 1660s, a young woman in an ermine-trimmed jacket plays a lute and looks intently out the window. The viola da gamba on the floor and songbooks on the table suggest that she may be waiting for a male visitor.

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