A Girl Asleep – Johannes Vermeer

Artwork Description

This classic art print is called A Girl Asleep. The original painting was created by Dutch Golden Age artist Johannes Vermeer around 1657 using the medium of oil on canvas. This painting is full of symbolism. The presence of the dog would have alluded to “the sort of impromptu relationships canine suitors strike up on the street.” The man and the dog were replaced with a mirror on a far wall, suggesting how the experience of the senses quickly passes, and a chair left at an angle with a pillow on it, possibly signifying indolence, together with a hint of recent company. The idea that she was recently together with someone is reinforced by the wine pitcher, the glass on its side and the possible presence of a knife and fork on the table. The Chinese bowl with fruit is a symbol of temptation, and for a Vermeer contemporary familiar with the symbolism of Dutch art of the time, the knife and jug lying open-mouthed under a gauzy material would have brought to mind more than social intercourse.

Johannes Vermeer also known as Jan Vermeer was a Dutch Baroque Period painter who specialised in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life.  Click here to see more premium-quality Johannes Vermeer classic art prints.

As with all our art on this website, this product is available in a variety of formats, the most popular being the stretched canvas print & framed prints, however, the product can also be bought as a rolled canvas (no support frame), paper printwall decal (wall sticker) and floating frame (our most premium product combining a canvas print and a framed print).

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Art Type

Floating Frame, Framed Paper Print, Paper Prints, Rolled Canvas Print (No Frame), Stretched Canvas Print, Wall Decal (Removable Wall Sticker)

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