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Vermeer brings the viewer right into this small, intimate scene, where one can instantaneously fell the young woman's absorption in her craft as she bends over her lacemaking cushion. With infinite patience, she skillfully knots the lace while holding two bobbins in one hand. Vermeer emphasized the intensity of her concentration by contrasting the tautness of the silk strands she holds with the fluid red and white threads flowing from the blue cushion on the table before her.

Excerpt taken from Vermeer: The Complete Works
by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr

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