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Woman Holding a Balance 1662-63 by Jan Vermeer Van Delft - Reproduction Oil Painting
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Woman Holding a Balance 1662-63

Woman Holding a Balance was painted over the years of 1662-1663 and features a couple of Vermeer’s most common and noticeable elements. The composition used in this painting is very similar to some of his most famed artworks like The Glass Of Wine and Young Woman with a Water Jug. In this often repeated layout, we see the corner of a room, one window on the left, usually covered by a thin flowy curtain, and a table in front of the table. The room is nothing but a white squared place with plain walls. It’s difficult to point out if the artist is referring to a posh, luxurious place or just a humble home.

In this specific piece, the curtain is yellow, letting in just a thin ray of brightness coming from the outside. There is a beautiful work of light and shadow, as Vermeer represents natural light and its relationship with the environment in an impressive manner. It’s apparent that the window is small and is currently the only source of light of the painting, making the whole scene look a tad darker than other artworks alike. The light that brightens the scene is natural. In front of this window, there is a thick wooden table covered with several things. There is a shiny, glossy cloth portrayed on a beautiful and very saturated tone of blue, which looks like velvet or satin. The fabric shares the table surface with a small jewel box and some beaded necklaces and other jewels. The beads look golden or polished metal, standing out with its shine.

The character in this painting is a pregnant woman. She has her head covered by a white cloth, a symbolic piece of clothing usual for its time and often depicted on Vermeer’s painting. Commonly we wouldn’t see the character’s hair. She is wearing a yellow dress covered by a blue mantle with fur on its sleeves. The pale skinned woman is closing her eyes and holding a very thin and delicate balance, suggesting that she is making a choice. She is standing in front of a religious Baroque piece of art, painted to the most impressive detail. On the floor, we see the checked pattern that breaks with the geometrical layout often used in Vermeer’s pieces.

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Woman Holding a Balance 1662-63 Jan Vermeer Van Delft

Item Number: 10302825 show sizes in cm
Painting Price: $318.99
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