Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House

  • Creator: Gamze Saygi. Dutch
  • Year: 1670/2019
  • Location: Netherlands

A GIF created from the painting “Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House” by Pieter de Hooch in the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The painting is set in an Amsterdam canal house. where a young woman receives a letter. The open door and windows of the house create a link between the inside and outside. The GIF artist has added movement throughout the image–a child peeking at the window, the dog’s tail wagging, and figures walk by outside on both sides of the canal. Their movement amplifies the sense of depth and space in the painting, bringing the viewer’s attention to the different planes of the scene.

Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House is available in the public domain via Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International .

Rijksmuseum / Europeana | Source: GIF IT UP

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