Composition Analysis – Digital Photography Homework

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Johannes Vermeer – Lady at the Virginal with a Gentleman “The Music Lesson” – 1662 – 1665

All Digital Photography Students: 

1. Study this painting carefully. Vermeer was not only a “master of light” in painting but he also arranged his compositions in a very meticulous and mindful manner. Each element of the composition has been intentionally positioned to enrich the scene, making the painting fit together like a series of puzzle pieces.

2. After analyzing the painting write a one to two paragraph response. Explain at least three compositional features that make this master painting so effective.

This analysis is due Monday, February 2nd – Green and Tuesday, February 3rd – Gold

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