Girl With a Pearl Earring, Quick Notes

10 quick notes about the figurative paintings of “Girl With a Pearl Earring” by the mid-17th century Dutch artist, Johannes Vermeer.

  1. Girl With a Pearl Earring” is the most famous masterpiece paintings that remain mysterious to date.
  2. Also known as the “Mona Lisa of the North” or “the Dutch Mona Lisa”. Johannes Vermeer
  3. Today, the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague, Netherlands.
  4. Unlike portrait paintings depicting figurative subject is often identified, “Girl With a Pearl Earring” has clueless detail about model’s name, her background and relation to the Dutch artist.
  5. Super lustrous lips painted mildly in flossy red, intimacy gaze more enchanting than Mona Lisa‘s smile, and her pairs of angelic eyes showing flattering figurative of chaste women.
  6. Glittering pearl earring showing centrally on one side of her face, is literally, the focal point of the paintings. It is slightly bigger than her eyeball, yet subtly painted without distraction.
  7. The mono-colored background, all black, creates a vast depth of contrast from the lighter side of her tilted head-face.
  8. It shows a distinctive outline from her supraorbital arch to the right cheekbone, and continue all the way to lower chin and jawbone, ending clearly to her neck.
  9. “Girl With a Pearl Earring”  is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier ~ Source: Wiki
  10. The last post which I have written about a young girl embracing the Baroque guitar, has not appeared to be as mysterious as one with the pearl earring.

Girl With a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer

Girl With a Pearl Earring, the right eye, close-up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the right eye, close-up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the pearl, close up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the pearl, close up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the lips, close-up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the lips, close-up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the eyes, close up
Girl With a Pearl Earring, the eyes, close up