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The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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Description:
Artwork: The Milkmaid, c. 1660

Author: Johannes Vermeer (1632 - 1675)

Technique: oil on canvas

A maidservant pours milk, entirely absorbed in her work. Except for the stream of milk, everything else is still. Vermeer took this simple everyday activity and made it the subject of an impressive painting - the woman stands like a statue in the lit room. Vermeer also had an eye for how light by means of hundreds of colourful dots plays over the surface of objects.

Purchase with the support of the Rembrandt Association, 1908, SK-A-2344

Source of information: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

Recommended/Related links

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio/artists/johannes-vermeer

http://www.vermeer-foundation.org/

The Milkmaid, Johannes Vermeer, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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