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The Art of Painting – Johannes Vermeer | Painting & Details

The Art of Painting, also known as The Allegory of Painting, or Painter in his Studio, is a 17th-century oil on canvas painting by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. It is owned by the Austrian Republic and is on display in the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Many art historians think that it is an allegory of painting, hence the alternative title of the painting. Its composition and iconography make it the most complex Vermeer work of all.

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Detail of Vermeer’s Art of Painting showing the painter at his easel using a maulstick.

Map and Chandelier

The Art of Painting

His signature

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