Vermeer - Woman holding a balance

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An analysis of Vermeer’s masterpiece:

00:37 Transition in style and painting method during his career 02:25 The balance is empty 04:07 Treatment of light 05:58 Grouping together light and dark areas 08:38 Warm brownish parts 09:30 A slight rotation 11:27 A compositional device, a piece of cloth 12:53 A closer look at her face 15:07 How she holds her hand