VERMEER, Johannes
(b. 1632, Delft, d. 1675, Delft)

The Lacemaker (detail)

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.