Vermeer at the Getty The presentation of Woman in Blue Reading a Letter pays tribute to the rewarding partnership between the Rijksmuseum and the Getty. Like in many of his other works, Vermeer leaves the viewer to guess what caused such a surprised look of the heroine.
American, British, Dutch, Flemish and German. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam The fact that the Dutch word for clean schoon also means beautiful always draws a smile from those who are familiar with the cleanliness of Dutch homes. Roos, Amsterdam, Aprilno.
Keidanren Kaikan, Tokyo, Contemporary observers linked the vehement cleansing of houses, streets, and ships to the destructive humidity typical of Dutch climate.
A revealing comparison between The Love Letter and the present work can be made. This asymmetric relationship appears to have intrigued Vermeer since he elaborated on it more than once.
State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad, Due to its high lead content, lead-tin yellow is very poisonous. Jan Vermeer de Delft. Only maids that cleaned the houses of the bourgeois families were expected to maintain high standards of hygiene. When the traceable orthogonals of the perspectival system of the present work are extended to locate the vanishing point, we find that they converge precisely on the right-hand eye of the seated mistress.
Even on the sunniest days, rapidly passing clouds can dramatically change indoors light within minutes, if not seconds. The women remain divided both on the picture plane and in thought. As scholar Paul Taylor has pointed out, the concept of pictorial balance, one of the cardinal values associated with Vermeer's art by modern criticism, is completely lacking in 17th-century art writing.
The woman is comfortably dressed in a blue padded bed jacket beddejakdecorated with yellow bows on the front and sleeve, and a long heavy skirt. An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. Lead-tin yellow had several different names in the past. Vermeer seems to have first modeled the strong lights with a coarser variety of lead-tin yellow and then refined the modeling and chiaroscuro with a finer one.Choose from thousands of Jan Vermeer artworks with the option to print on canvas, acrylic, wood or museum quality paper.
Young Woman with Jug of Water at the Window, about Johannes Vermeer. Giclee Print. From $ $ Lady Writing a Letter with Her Maid, circa Johannes Vermeer. Giclee Print. From $ $ A similar blue cloth may be found in other paintings of Vermeer such as the Woman Holding a Balance and Woman with a Pearl Necklace, where it is piled up in mountainous folds.
In the present picture the folds are less dramatic and thus in keeping with the serene atmosphere of the picture. Vermeer's A Lady Writing from the National Gallery.
Aug 20, · Picture of the Dutch master of painting Ian Vermeer Delft “Girl, writing letter”. The size of the painting is 45 x 40 cm, canvas, oil.
In his painting, a 5/5(1). Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid (Schrijvende vrouw met dienstbode) c. – Woman Reading a Letter (detail) Ganriel Metsu – Oil on canvas, 53 x 40 cm. Although Vermeer's paintings may appear straightforward depictions of reality, they are highly complex behind-the-scene elaborations of theme and pictorial language.
Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid is a painting by the Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer, completed in – and held in the National Gallery of Ireland. The work shows a middle-class woman attended by a housemaid who is presumably acting as messenger and go-between for the lady and her lover.
The work is seen as a bridge between the quiet restraint and self-containment of Vermeer's work of the Artist: Johannes Vermeer. A Lady Writing is signed with a monogram on the lower frame of the picture on the back wall, but like most Vermeer paintings, it is not dated.
The painting style and technique, as well as the woman’s costume and hairdo, however, relate to other works that appear to belong to the artist’s mature phase, in the mid-to-late s.Download