(b. 1632, Delft, d. 1675, Delft)
The Lacemaker (detail)1669-70
Oil on canvas transferred to panel
Musée du Louvre, Paris
In the foreground, we see the sewing cushion and the different-coloured threads falling out from it. Owing to the use of the optical device already alluded to, we have red and white colouring effects that strike us as almost brutal.