Vermeer— The Generic Scenes Part One

Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) was one of the masters of painting indoor domestic scenes of various sorts, often of women. We went to the special exhibition at the National Gallery of Vermeer’s works when we were in D.C. last week. Perhaps some of you have seen the movie with Scarlet Johanson The Woman with the Pearl. That painting was not in this exhibit, but here below is the famous Lacemaker painting. Vermeer is a master of light, and he loves painting persons with yellow in their clothing as well.

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