Monthly Archives: May 2020

Recent scientific discoveries in Johannes Vermeer’s Mistress and Maid put perennial misunderstandings about the masterpiece to rest


Mistress and Maid stands out among the paintings of Johannes Vermeer for its large figures set against a plain background. The relatively simple composition has been a source of puzzlement to scholars for decades. In this post, Silvia Centeno and Dorothy Mahon outline their recent analysis of the painting and what they learnt about it in the process.

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