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Woman Holding a Balance Johannes Vermeer, Woman Holding a Balance , c. 1664, National Gallery of Art, Widener Collection

The poetry of Vermeer's paintings is immediate and recognizable. In Vermeer's hands, the stillness of the scene, the woman's concentration on her task, and the soft light that gently illuminates the room become at once heightened and familiar. Through his sensitivity to light, color, and composition, Vermeer transforms seemingly ordinary subjects into expressions of perfect balance and harmony.


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