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The Milkmaid, Vermeer, 1657-1658

18 apr 2024 7:25 pm


Welcome to the Galleria del Giardino! Step into the enchanting world of Johannes Vermeer's timeless masterpiece, "The Milkmaid" (Dutch: De melkmeid or Het melkmeisje), also known as "The Kitchen Maid".

This captivating oil-on-canvas painting depicts a domestic kitchen maid carefully pouring milk into an earthenware container, amidst a serene setting. Vermeer's meticulous attention to detail brings to life the simple yet profound essence of daily life in 17th-century Netherlands.

While the exact completion year remains a mystery, estimates place it around 1658. Admire the skillful play of light and shadow as it dances across the scene, highlighting the textures of bread crusts and the sturdy figure of the maid.

With her downcast eyes and faint smile, the milkmaid's expression invites speculation, echoing the timeless intrigue of the Mona Lisa. Is she lost in thought or focused on her task? The answer lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Experience the allure of Vermeer's masterpiece, a testament to the beauty found in the ordinary. Donate to our virtual museum by clicking "buying" and support our mission to make art accessible to people worldwide, allowing them to explore and appreciate the wonders of the art world from the comfort of their devices.

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