Artwork Title: The Little Street - Artist Name: Johannes VermeerArtwork Title: The Little Street - Artist Name: Johannes Vermeer

The Little Street, 1657-1658

Johannes Vermeer

Artwork Title: The Little Street - Artist Name: Johannes VermeerArtwork Title: The Little Street - Artist Name: Johannes Vermeer
The painting, showing a quiet street, depicts a typical aspect of life in a Dutch Golden Age town. It is 1 of only 3 Vermeer paintings of views of Delft, the others being View of Delft and the now lost House Standing in Delft. This painting is considered to be an important work of the Dutch master. Straight angles alternate with the triangle of the house and the sky giving the composition a certain vitality. The walls, stones and brickwork are painted in a thick color, that it makes them almost palpable. While generally agreed to depict a contemporary street scene in 17th-c. Delft, where Vermeer lived and worked, the exact location of the scene Vermeer painted has long been a topic of research and dispute, with studies arguing for the Voldersgracht, where the Vermeer Centre is located, or the Nieuwe Langendijk at present-day numbers 22-26. Later archival research based on the city's quay dues register, which gives detailed measurements... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Street

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