Painters Paintings Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675): Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665, Oil on canva…
Painters Work Johannes Vermeer (1632 – 1675): Woman with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665, Oil on canvas, 46,5 x 40 cm, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
Vermeer’s charming ‘Woman with a Pearl Earring’ turned well-known after its rediscovery and was dubbed the “Gioconda of the North” by many enthusiastic critics.
The mannequin within the portray is seen in opposition to a impartial, darkish background, very almost black, which establishes a strong three-dimensionality of impact. Seen from the facet, the lady appears turning to stare upon us, and her lips are barely parted, as if she have been about to talk to us. It’s an illusionist method typically adopted in Dutch artwork. She is inclining her head barely to 1 facet as if misplaced in thought, but her gaze is eager.
The lady is wearing an unadorned, brownish-yellow jacket, and the shining white collar contrasts clearly in opposition to it. The blue turban represents an additional distinction, whereas a lemon-yellow, veil-like material falls from its peak to her shoulders. Vermeer used plain, pure colors on this portray, limiting the vary of tones. Consequently, the variety of sections of color are small, and these are given depth and shadow by means of varnish of the identical color.
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