The Art of Painting

The Art of Painting

Vermeer is an amazing artist and this is an incredible painting, the artist’s most complex.
Trust us when we say that his work is very hard to reproduce – the detail very time consuming to capture, but well worth the effort. This is a real masterpiece with wonderful light, perspective and detail
There is a lot of symbolism in the painting and hidden depths of meaning


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More about The Art of Painting / The Allegory of Painting
Vermeer was so attached to this painting that he refused to sell it even when his family was in a poor financial situation. He kept it in his studio, perhaps as an example of the kind of work he was capable of, to impress visitors.

Some of the items in the painting appear to be out of place and their meaning unclear. The meaning of other items, such as the crown, trumpet, and folio, are more readily understood. See and for more information.

The painting can be seen at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienne, Austria

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Painted by talented artists

This painting will be made by an artist using oil paint on canvas. No printing or digital techniques will be used. All our art is painted in the Company of Painters' art studios.

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Nothing but the finest oil paints and brushes

We use high quality oil paints, canvas and brushes to ensure the best results. Your painting will last a lifetime.

free worldwide shipping

FREE shipping worldwide

We provide free shipping to any location in the world.  All paintings are shipped in a dual layer protective tube.

satisfaction guaranteed

Satisfaction guaranteed

We're so confident in the quality of our work that we'll refund your money in full if you are unhappy. Ordering from us is risk-free.

our studio

Inside our studio

Is this a painting or a print?
This is a 100% handmade oil painting, painted by an experienced artist. Every painting that comes out of our studio is a genuine masterpiece and each stroke, texture and nuance is created by hand in the same way the original paintings were created. We use NO printing, pressing or technological techniques to create our paintings.
Why should I choose Company of Painters?
Direct from Professional Artists
Company of Painters is not involved in reselling. We are artists ourselves and have our own studios. All our artists have over 15 years' experience in reproducing oil paintings.

Museum Quality, Lower Prices
Save 200% - 300% and more on art.

Any Painting - Any Size< /br> Company of Painters can handle extra large size oil paintings and arrange global shipment to any address.

Customized Just For You
Whatever painting, whatever size or style, tell us your special needs and we can almost always meet with them.

High Quality You Can See
We guarantee 90-day money back upon receipt as long as you are not satisfied.

How an oil painting reproduction is created.

In our studios each day you would be likely to cast your eyes upon such a huge variety of different styles, from Renaissance to Cubist; the range may cause your head to spin, leaving your nose where your eyes once were!

Initial drawing
Initial drawing
First layers of paint
First layers of paint
Painting coming together
Painting coming together
Finished masterpiece
Finished masterpiece

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