Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This oil on canvas by Vermeer is also one of my favorites, especially in person. Seeing this in the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. really changes your mind about this painting. I chose this painting because at first it just seems as someones portrait, but up close you start to notice her characteristics and clothing, her facial expression and she becomes a mystery. Her clothing and jewelry catch your attention besides her face, and you start to wonder who she is. Vermeer, I believe, did a nice job on portraying her delicateness and used the perfect lighting.