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A tower specifically built to house a carillon (playable bell set) to impress the cities next door. A quaint fishing towns with many private sailing ships and yachts in Monnickendam, North Holland
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4 days ago
Vermeer's "Lady in Blue", hanging in the Rijksmuseum.
Compare the detail with the x-ray. On the x-ray the back side of her pajama flares out even wider. I think Vermeer knew about the taboo about showing pregnancy in art and toned it down.
What do you think?
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think would make sense and agree with Kim given that his wife Catherina Bolnes had given birth to 15 children during a time span of only around 22 years (1653~1675) before Vermeer passed away..and Catherina likely being the model of some of his paintings.
There are quite a few Vermeer women that appear pregnant , it’s a ongoing discussion even among the experts with strong differing opinions , mostly saying they are not pregnant and the heavy front clothing was a style of the times . I myself always assumed many were pregnant
I don’t think so. It looks like he simply smoothed out a fault, although the figure still appears to be slightly off balance. In my humble opinion Vermeer was not the least influenced by whatever supposed pregnancy taboos in art. He was a realist.