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3 days ago
Most of Vermeer's paintings are on canvas and recently these canvas weave patterns were studied by x-ray.
This painting, "Girl with Red hat" was exceptionally painted on oak. Vermeer put this oak panel down flat on a table and on the hat section, poured extremely diluted red paint out on the surface. It has dried up in many semi-transparent layer upon layer. The effect; when we stand in front of it, is shimmering and magical.
The painting can be viewed in the National Gallery, in Washington D.C. in the United States of America.
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6 days ago
"The Music Lesson" by Vermeer, part of the Royal Collection Trust and is usually on view at Buckingham Palace (England).
The scene is situated in a large room, apparently shown in perfect perspective. A room of this size did not exist in Vermeer’s home. The harpsichord has a Latin inscription: "Musica Laetitiae Comes Medicina Dolor[um]" - Music, Companion of Joy, Balm for Sorrow.
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The Wilderness in The Room.
Vermeer has painted the woman standing up at the harpsichord witch is unusual. The mirror above the instrument, reflecting the student, is a manner of giving extra movement in the painting. It also reflects a kind of shyness by the student towards the teacher. The latin inscription has a double meaning: first it invites Love , then after the pain of loosing the loved-one, the music gives comfort.