Genre & Material
Where can I find this in Berlin?
The glance falls into a room that is furnished with a table, a bench and two chairs. The table is covered in an expensive manufactured table cloth. A painting in a gold frame is hanging on the wall. A woman dressed in a fancy red dress is sitting on a chair opposite the window. The lead glazed windows are open and light shines through. She is wearing a white hood on her head. She’s guiding a glass to her mouth, using her right hand. She just finished drinking. The glass is covering her eyes. A young man is standing next to her with an olive coloured cloak and a big dark hat. His hands are holding a wine jug. It seems as if he wanted to refill her glass. He has no glass. There is a lyre on te second chair and some bounded papers, perhaps music scores.
A strong blue coloured velvet cushion is noticeable on the bench and chair. Just like the glowing red of the dress – two colours that occur in other Vermeer paintings. Just like the pattern on the table cloth is also found in other paintings of his, for example in the painting “Junge Frau mit Wasserkanne am Fenster”. The open window with light shining in is another popular motif of Vermeer.