This section of painting shows some of the intricate detail Vermeer was famous for. He loved painting highly patterned fabrics, complex embroidery, gossamer lace, and striking reflections. In fact, I think he was a bit of a showoff! Some art historians say he used a mechanical device to pull this off. Historical note: Men watching women drink wine was a very popular 17th century pastime.


July 15, 2014

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