Woman Holding a Balance
Date: 17th century
Medium: oil on canvas
Location: National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA
It is an oil painting of the Dutch Baroque artist Johannes Vermeer.
viewer sees the painting a young woman holding an empty weight of a table on which is open boxes filled with pearls and gold. Earlier views on painting argued that a woman weighing gold. Upon closer examination, however, they are empty weight. Alternatively, a scene viewed as a symbol sanctity.
Vermeer painted picture Woman Holding a Balance in 17th century. Prevailing color of this fine art print is vivid and its shape is portrait. Original size is . This art piece is located in National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA. This image is printed on demand - you can choose material, size and finishing.Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632-1675).
Dutch painter. He enjoyed painting scenes from life and common situations in the households of townspeople. During his lifetime, he did not become famous and in his time, he was rather a provincial painter. He worked carefully and slowly; he loved to work with light and used brilliant colours with expensive pigments. His art was rediscovered in the 19th century and he has since slowly become a recognized and sought-after painter. He allegedly worked with the obscura camera to achieve true perspective and composition. Often his paintings depict one or two figures at the window. His most famous work is considered to be Girl with a Pearl Earring.