Vermeer drew twice his city: Delft. The city views in Holland were not destined to the public market. The prizes that you paid for this type of paintings were often situated over the sceneries realized by change.
Vermeer tried to give a tone of unification to his paintings. The tones ochre and brown are there. These colors are intensified by red and yellow colors like the roofs, over to whom due to the situation of the dark clouds, the sun light incise in different grades. So, the front buildings are in the dark, while the rearward buildings are in the center or in the middle of the painting.
The dark buildings of the shore are full of tiny color points that shine and fizzles the material on the brick walls, dissolving at the same time its heaviness. This pictorial aesthetic is related with proportionate image by the obscure camera serve as a model for Vermeer.
His topographic vision of Delft can be defined as “abstract” because it reproduces the optical phenomenon in a lot of parts as it transmitted in the middle, with the highlights, refractions and absence of focus proper of this method.