MODULATION ON THE DIALOGUE THEME

After the View of Delft, Vermeer would no longer paint anything but interior scenes, which will always be the same, in a room, with characters and furniture which are nearly always the same. We will never, however, get the impression of repetition or feel bored.

Look at these three paintings:

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THE GLASS OF WINE - 1658-1661
65 x 77 cm. - Staatliche Museen Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

 

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GIRL INTERRUPTED IN HER MUSIC - c. 1658-1661
73.3 x 44.4 cm. - The Frick Collection, New York

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OFFICER AND LAUGHING GIRL - c. 1655-1660
50.5 x 46 cm. - The Frick Collection, New York