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'Vermeer’s The Lacemaker. Fascinating close- ups'. It is generally accepted that Vermeer employed a camera obscura when working. One of the tell-tale signs of the presence of a lens is when 'discs of confusion' appear. These bright specks of light are a characteristic of all Vermeer's mature works.

'Vermeer’s The Lacemaker. Fascinating close- ups'. It is generally accepted that Vermeer employed a camera obscura when working. One of the tell-tale signs of the presence of a lens is when 'discs of confusion' appear. These bright specks of light are a characteristic of all Vermeer's mature works.

Johannes Vermeer. - The Lacemaker, c. 1658-1660. Photograph: Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer. - The Lacemaker, c. 1658-1660. Photograph: Leemage/Corbis via Getty Images

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty   The Lacemaker, c. 1658-1660

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty The Lacemaker, c. 1658-1660

Jan Vermeer, The Concert, c. 1664, oil on canvas, 28½” x 25½”, stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Jan Vermeer, The Concert, c. 1664, oil on canvas, 28½” x 25½”, stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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