GIRL WITH A PEARL EARRING
This beautiful painting is an ethereal rendition of Johannes Vermeer's 'Girl With A Pearl Earring' (Meisje met de parel).
by JOHANNES (JAN) VERMEER 1632
Johannes Vermeer is today the most renowned Dutch painter of scenes of daily life. In his own times, however, he was one of several artists who excelled in capturing their everyday surroundings in exquisite detail. These painters were active in different cities in the Dutch Republic yet their work bears strong similarities in style, subject matter, composition and technique. They were inspired to surpass each other in technical ability and aesthetic appeal. This vibrant artistic rivalry contributed to the exceptionally high quality of their work.