Investigation of Vermeer painting reveals ‘startling discoveries’ about his technique, Martin Bailey, δημοσίευση The Art Newspaper [8/9/2022]Marilena Pateraki
Scientific investigations of Vermeer’s The Milkmaid reveal what the Rijksmuseum describes as “startling discoveries”. Advanced techniques have uncovered two objects in the picture which the artist later painted over. Research also throws fresh light on Johannes Vermeer’s technique: the assumption that he worked slowly and meticulously is now being questioned.
The Milkmaid (about 1660), which was bought by Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum in 1908, has long been among the museum’s most popular works.
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