Jan Vermeer, 'The Milkmaid' (1658). There’s something intimate about this painting which has captured people’s imaginations for hundreds of years. Light falls from the window, and there is a subtle relationship between shadows, colours and contours. Her posture is pyramidal, referencing the Virgin Mary, and her outfit is painted with primary colours (yellow, blue and red). All of these tactics are used to achieve balance and harmony in the composition. Johannes Vermeer, Artists, Jan Vermeer, Canvas, Dutch, Amsterdam, Painting, Golden Age, Milkmaid
Vermeer Still Life Vermeer never painted a still life as such, but many of his interiors included them. A white jug like this appears in a 3 of his 37 paintings, a maid asleep, the girl with a wineglass and the music lesson. These images include seduction and inebriation, those were very prudish times.I have had great difficulty finding a pure white delft jug, but I managed to finally get one, with a little help from a can of spray paint.
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel). circa 1665, oil on canvas, is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague. It is sometimes referred to as "the Mona Lisa of the North" or "the Dutch Mona Lisa." Wikipedia.