"The Kitchenmaid" was painted by Johannes Vermeer in 1658. Vermeer is known as the master of light and called the "Sphinx of Delft," due to the mystery about his life. I chose to talk about this painting because it really stuck out to me. It's really remarkable how Vermeer was able to catch the light and portray it so perfectly in this painting. His use of shadows are really well, especially at the side of the ladies head where she is tilting it. This painting also has a lot of great detail in it, you are even able to see how crusty the pieces of bread are, it almost looks real. I also like how it is a simple painting rather then the more complicated ones I have been coming across.