The floor in Vermeer’s ‘The Music Lesson’.

Vermeer uses the same studio setting for many of his paintings. But he doesn’t often detail the white floor tiles. In ‘The Music Lesson’, he does.

Look at the white tiles. Join the natural joins.

Did Vermeer paint himself into ‘The Music Lesson’?

Johannes clearly had a sense of humour and painting himself into his painting would be quite amusing …

Hyper-real? We speculate about his use of optics but we forget about an artist’s good old fashioned playfulness.

You naughty boy Vermeer … I laughed.