Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Girl With a Pearl Earring

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Johannes Vermeer
(Dutch, 1632-1675)
Girl With a Pearl Earring, 1665-67
Oil on canvas

I love this painting. Doesn't everyone? The light is painted so perfectly, especially those dots of pure white on the earring and her eyes. And I love the pose, it's unusual but not unnatural at all!


  1. I feel very silly, are pearls supposed to be silver? Or is that just the shadow or something?

    Love it. Especially how her face is surrounded in primary colors.

  2. I think it only looks silver because it's in shadow, but is still very shiny. :)