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Exercise "Tracy Chevalier and a painting by Vermeer", created by riverango (a free exercise to learn English):
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Average mark: 74 / 100 Share
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Question 1 passed: 59 %
Now, I'm joined again by the * Tracy Chevalier. Tracy, it's been suggested, I think many times, that this painting
Question 2 passed: 82.6 %
“A young woman seated at a * ” is a pendant piece,
Question 3 passed: 65.7 %
a companion, to “The Girl standing by the Virginal”. Do you see them in interrelated terms or do you think they're self-contained * ?
Question 4 passed: 78.5 %
I go back and forth about it. You know, for certain, they're hung in the same * in the National Gallery so it's quite tempting to see them together.
Question 5 passed: 86.5 %
They are probably painted around the same * and yet this one's has a very different feel to it.
Question 6 passed: 69.6 %
It's much darker; a lot of it is quite murky. If you see, the painting in the * is very murky and the floor's a bit dingy when you think about
Question 7 passed: 44.7 %
. . . you usually see those tiles kind of “popping out” and what you see popping out is her face, her * and the bass viola there.
Question 8 passed: 78.2 %
She's . . . has a beautiful face but you look at the rest of her and some of the painting is not actually that great either. Look at those arms and the * – somebody who likened them to pig trotters – and I'm sort of laughing at that.
Question 9 passed: 83.4 %
We don't normally allow ourselves to criticise master painters – we just think every painting they've done is perfect – and that's not the *, even with Vermeer.
Question 10 passed: 75.8 %
I think there's this feeling of strain about this that I don't see in "The lady standing at the virginal" in quite the same way. This is a darker *.
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