Milk maid, milch mädchen, I think right away of that famous brand of canned milk :-). Jan Vermeer, I think right away of Girl with the Pearl Earring. I've seen the movie, that's why. I remember how the artist was trying to get a perfect picture with the help of the light coming from the side window. Light is very important to artists, I don't know what it is for painter but for photographers, they go light stalking :-).