Johannes Vermeer, c. 1660, painting, SK-A-2344
A maid concentrates keenly as she pours milk from a jug. It is a quiet, tranquil scene. The only movement is the flow of milk. Vermeer turned a simple composition of a prosaic subject into an intense work of art.
It is in the rendering of light that Vermeer truly excelled, painting tiny dots for…
On display in Gallery of Honour