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Girl with a Pearl Earring | by Andreas Constantinou Photography
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Girl with a Pearl Earring

My version of one of Johannes Vermeer masterpieces, Girl with a Pearl Earing.

 

I first had a brush in my hands and then a camera.

But this was taken with a camera and I tried some editing, even though I wish I was better in photoshop.

 

Again I apologise for being away, I try to respond to your comments and visit your streams often, but my dissertation is really taking over me. But freedom in less than 2 months away.

 

Have a good Easter holiday those of you that will.

Ciao

 

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Some words for the original painting:

 

Girl with Pearl Earing by Johannes Vermeer, circa 1665.

Oil on canvas. 44.5 cm × 39 cm (17.5 in × 15.4 in).

 

Why is the Girl with the pearl earring Vermeer’s best-loved painting? It must have something to do with the fact that the girl looks over her shoulder, as though hoping to see who is standing behind her. This draws the viewer into the picture, suggesting that he is the one who has made the girl turn her head.

 

Equally important, though, are Vermeer’s fresh colours, virtuoso technique and subtle rendering of light effects. The turban is enlivened, for example, with the small highlights that are Vermeer’s trademark. The pearl, too, is very special, consisting of little more than two brushstrokes: a bright accent at its upper left and the soft reflection of the white collar on its underside.

 

Then there is the girl herself, who gazes at us, wide-eyed, her sensual mouth parted. She makes an uninhibited, somewhat expectant impression that cannot help exciting our interest, even though we have no idea who she is.

 

(By Mauritshuis, The Royal Picture Gallery)

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Model: My Dutch friend Sanne Mijnhardt (thanx so much ;-) )

Taken and Edited by: Me

Texture used found here

 

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© Andreas Constantinou

 

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Taken on February 25, 2009