View of Houses in Delft, Known as ‘The Little Street’, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1658

View of Houses in Delft, Known as ‘The Little Street’, Johannes Vermeer, c. 1658

oil on canvas, h 54.3cm × w 44cm × d 9cm. More details

This painting of a quiet street with a few figures occupies an exceptional place in Vermeer’s oeuvre. Straight angles give the composition balance, while the triangle of the sky introduces a sense of dynamism. The old walls, coarse bricks, and white plasterwork are almost palpable. Vermeer nonetheless took some liberties with reality, such as the oversized green shutters.

On display in Eregalerij Johannes Vermeer Daily life (paintings)

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