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Volumes are reduced to their simplest geometric components. For example, the block-like gown of the seated mistress of has been transformed into nothing less than a geometrical fortress, which may have entailed considerable manipulation given that such carpets were probably not stiff enough to produce such simple, structural folds by themselves.
In the case of photographic images it has been calculated that this redundancy may be as high as 90%.
Moreover, history painters had long simplified modeling, form and texture in order to create more universal visuals, and in almost every painting and drawing manual of the time painters were warned against getting lost in distracting detail.
However, the true broadness in Vermeer's rendering is adequately appreciable only when his paintings are compared to analogous works of his contemporaries.
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The terms in this glossary are cross-linked or externally linked A Dutch term for the painting technique called "maniera lavata," which describes a method of dead-coloring (underpainting) in which each specific area of the painting is first approximated in a flat tint—a relatively light wash—before creating the final nuances of form, hue and light.