Wednesday, December 4, 2013

"Girl With A Pearl Earring" Johannes Vermeer

This is a painting by Johannes Vermeer entitled "Girl With A Pearl Earring" which is an oil on canvas completed circa 1665. The painting depicts a portrait of a girl who has a rather confused look on her face as if she has just seen something that has stunned her. As the name of the painting implies, Vermeer uses the pearl earring as the focal point of the painting. I chose this painting because I loved how simple the colors were, the browns and blues give the painting a very relaxed feeling which matches the expression of the girl. I also loved how the background is completely black which helps the audience to focus more on the small details in the painting such as the pearl earring. 

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