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Allegory of the Faith :: Johannes Vermeer

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Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) Allegory of the Faith

Oil on canvas, c1670-c1672 88.9 x 114.3 cm ( 35 x 44,9 inch )

Metropolitan Museum of Art (Manhattan, New York, United States)

image: Public domain

Submitted by: marina51

Published: 24.10.2011



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Marat   User Rating: 380  January 5, 2020


It is vertical format painting. Johannes Vermeer painted the woman who is very close to the syncope. She is strong believer. Something unusual and unbelievable happens in the room. She was quietly reading the religious books, praying and what occurs with Christ on the crucifix. The woman catches her heart and is near the faint. The artwork is perfect and ideal for Italian interior style of home decoration. The paint is energetic and exciting. But the mood of the work is depressing and jarring. The [Expand]

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