Young Girl with a Flute
Johannes Vermeer - 1666-1667
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This picture was probably painted with the aid of a camera obscura, a device with a simple lens which projects an image on ground glass within a darkened cubicle. The optical effect produced by this arrangement is to define sharply the forms in the centre, while those on the periphery or behind the central point appear as if out of focus. Vermeer, who frequently painted with mirrors, seems to have been fascinated with optical devices.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1666-1667
Artist age:Approximately 35 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 20 cm (7.87 in.), Width: 17.8 cm (7.01 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member Irene on 07 October 2012.
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