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Woman Holding a Balance

circa 1664

Why is it canonical?

Engaged in private moments and everyday tasks, Vermeer's subjects seem both fragile and caught in a moment in time while still maintaining a Baroque sense of action and movement. This is a prime example of a work for which Vermeer would've employed a camera obscura.

Creators

Jan Vermeer

Locations

Delft Netherlands

Periods

Baroque

Media

Painting Oil

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Jan Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance

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