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Vermeer at the Getty until the 31st March

By Richard P. Townsend Very little if anything goes on in a painting by Johannes Vermeer: perhaps a little music making, peering out of a window, chatting with a visitor. Letter writing, reading and receiving is a popular pastime in the artist’s pictures. Quietude reigns, shadows lengthen, only flute-like tones emanating from a virginal or […]