Vermeer's Contemporary Lacemaker

oil on canvas, 40x50cm, 2013

Private Collection

 

This work is an homage to modernity. Or a report if you like.

I took one of Vermeer's most famous painting (1632-1675) and I updated it. Keeping the same layout, I have changed the XVI-century-lacemaker into her modern version, a chinese girl with red highlights and big earrings. Far, for once, from the overcrowded factory where she usually works.