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The Love Letter ~ A Painting by Johannes Vermeer

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Vermeer ~ The Love Letter

The Love Letter (1666) by Johannes Vermeer

The great Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer painted The Love Letter in 1666. It shows a lady with a cittern (lute) being handed a letter by a servant. The tied-up curtain in the foreground suggests that we are looking at an intensely private scene in which domestic chores are for the moment set aside. The black-and-white floor tiles give the painting the impression of depth.

View of Delft ~ A Painting by Johannes Vermeer

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View of Delft (1660) by Johannes Vermeer

Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) is known mostly for his interior scenes of domestic life (genre paintings). At the time he painted View of Delft around 1660, cityscapes were uncommon.