Why a guitar in this time??

The organization of the composition of Vermeer in this picture is linked to its decision to introduce a guitar player rather than a lute player. The guitar came into force at the end of the seventeenth century as a popular instrument for accompanying alone. The music was created, more audacious than the lute, in large part because its production line with a resonance that the lute was not possible. Also in that time the music was very sofisticated and enjoyed by the purity of their sounds. The brilliant character and direct guitar offered us over the world of modern music represented, in contrast to the traditional conservative covered with lute.

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