Slow Look at: Woman Holding a Balance by Johannes Vermeer
Listen to the Story: 10 minutes
We’re starting with this gorgeous, mysterious painting by Vermeer. We’ll discover the layers of meaning in this simple domestic scene, what’s in the balance and just what the Jesuits have to do with her.
We’ll also find out how a guy who started out as a butcher ended up donating this painting to the Gallery…
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