Woman in Blue Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer
On the painting Woman in Blue Reading a Letter by Johannes Vermeer a young woman is depicted reading a letter, standing amidst the furniture of an old Dutch house. The light implies a window to her left, outside of the painting. The absence of the ceiling, floor and corners creates an independent world. This composition is unique amongst the interiors by Vermeer. The back wall resembles a blue sky rather than the wall he commonly painted.
In Woman in Blue Reading a Letter light and shadow play a big part. The shadows of the map and the chair are present, but that of the woman is missing. This makes the woman detach from the background and come forwards.
A masterpiece of Johannes Vermeer
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