The Lacemaker by Johannes Vermeer

The Lacemaker by Johannes Vermeer

“The Lacemaker” – typical of the Baroque painting in Dutch painting. Certain subjects, features and proportions of the bodies of characters, colors – all these features of Dutch painting.

The painting depicts a young girl. It focuses on the business – she knits lace, delicate and elegant. The canvas depicts the operation of a girl from close range.

You can not cast a glance the whole picture at once, eyes moved constantly, alternately stopping that one, then the other parts. To focus the author of the picture uses an interesting move – closer objects are written vaguely. But nevertheless easily distinguishable cushion for needles, as well as several hanging from her different colored yarns. The pad is an important thing for any lace – with her assistance and self weaving lace, as the pad is a special kind of support.

On the table cloth of dense tapestry with an interesting pattern. Disassemble it is difficult, but it is noticeable that it is bright and elegant. This fabric was apparently brought from distant countries. Needless lace girl spins on a special table, in fact, this is a machine for spinning lace. It can be adjusted to change its position.

A room in a modest attire – white walls, traditional whitewashed walls to the Renaissance.

And by the lace can be seen the book. It is evident that it is lined with expensive fabrics – means the book, probably the church. Of course, lace became a special girl, this was the best craft for ladies, as such a fine job allows only your favorites.

She was pale. Her head is decorated with carefully set hair in the hair. The girl’s face is not possible to consider, as she bent over her work.

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