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This painting was originally by Johannes (Jan) Vermeer, circa 1632–1675. This painting was a challenge to me. There was a lot of vibrant colour going on and the composition was full….. chair, table, aristocratic figures, the elegant interior, the stained glass window ….all added to my
concentration in seeking the best outcome.

by JOHANNES (JAN) VERMEER circa 1632

Johannes Vermeer is today the most renowned Dutch painter of scenes of daily life. In his own times, however, he was one of several artists who excelled in capturing their everyday surroundings in exquisite detail. These painters were active in different cities in the Dutch Republic yet their work bears strong similarities in style, subject matter, composition and technique. They were inspired to surpass each other in technical ability and aesthetic appeal. This vibrant artistic rivalry contributed to the exceptionally high quality of their work.

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