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The Glass Of Wine has often been considered one of the most mature paintings Vermeer produced, even though he created them at the very early age of 27.
The squared painting has an intricate yet delicate layout, showing the viewer several geometrical shapes meticulously placed while others breaking the idea of stillness creating a complex composition. For example, the room is facing the viewer, so the corners are completely horizontal, and the walls are completely vertical creating a sense of tranquility and inactivity. The table and window are placed the same way, and even a picture on the background sets us in the middle of this quiet, still scene. Yet, there is a checkered pattern on the floor placed diagonally. That, along with the open window and the misplaced chair, brings life and movement into this narrative.
Vermeer creates a very elaborate plot in this scene. There is a man standing and holding a jug of wine as if he had just served the lady, or if he was about to sever her the next glass. Several things are open to interpretation. Curiously, they seem to be quite established inside, but the man is still using his outside clothes, a thick cape used to cover the outfit and a hat that would commonly also be used only outside. The lady, sitting down comfortably, wears a fancy peach gown. Her face is entirely covered by the delicate glass. She is drinking the entire glass, in a gesture of exaggeration or horseplay. It is difficult to point out what is exactly the relationship between these two characters, as they don’t seem to be very intimate, but also not entirely formal towards each other.
The half opened window lets in a subtle light that is a strong characteristic on Vermeer’s pieces. The light shines delicately creating a harmonious and colorful environment, casting shadows on the drapery on the man’s cover and the woman’s dress. It is interesting to notice that the folds on the drapery and the figure's articles of clothing create a shape that circles and highlights the position of the man.
Another interesting thing is the soft impressive light work on the tiny window on the back. There is a thin blue curtain in movement, suggesting that the window is opened. The light shines through it and is cast on the wall, creating a beautiful effect. Once again Vermeer sticks to a primary color palette, tending the shades to red, blue and yellow, but creating a myriad of realistic hues in between these colors.
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Important Notes About Your Painting:
If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Glass Of Wine, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Glass Of Wine that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Free shipping is included in the price of the painting. Once the painting is ready and dry enough to ship, we will roll it and ship it in a sturdy cardboard tube.
We always ship express via courier to ensure your order reaches you as soon as possible - normally within three business days. The total delivery time from the moment you place your order until the package is delivered to your door is normally between three to four weeks.
If, in the unlikely event you were dissatisfied with the painting after reviewing it in person, it can be returned for a full refund for up to 365 days after delivery.
When you receive the painting; you are free to return it for more revisions or else for a full refund minus our actual shipping cost -- which is, on average, $25 per painting.
1st Art Gallery provides a full warranty covering manufacturing and material defects for paintings purchased from our website. The warranty covers damage for normal use. Damage caused by incidents such as accidents or inappropriate use are not covered.
Depending on the degree of damage to the warranted painting, it will either be repaired or replaced. This warranty service is provided free of charge.
When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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