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The Girl With A Pearl Earring Essay

  • Submitted by: ZOEROSS
  • on November 10, 2010
  • Category: Arts and Music
  • Length: 561 words

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665 |
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Zoe Ross |
9/24/2010 |

Girl with a Pearl Earring, c.1665
Johannes Vermeer, Dutch
oil on canvas, 17.5" X 15"
Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
Realistic
Girl with a Pearl Earring
  * Dark greenish-black setting
  * The aged oil paint gives a cracked texture
  * Portrait of a woman
  * She is looking over her shoulder
  * She is looking right at the person

  * Woman is wearing a head turban
  * The turban is partly wrapped in a bun at the top with the bottom hanging freely
  * Top part of turban is light blue and dark blue
  * The long part was yellow with a white tip
  * Half of her ear is covered by the turban

  * Woman is wearing a yellowish green dress
  * White collar around the dress
  * The dress looks like it’s a bit baggie on her
  * She is wearing a tear drop pearl erring
  * Reflection shines of the earring
  * Shadow on the side of her face by her earring
  * She has a perfectly round face
  * Her nose is sharp and straight
  * Shadow on the side of her nose
  * Cannot see the right side of her face other than her eye
  * She has brown eyes
  * Mouth is partly open with teeth showing
  * Light reflection of her lip
  * Left side of her face has uneven color or blotches on her face
  * She has a innocent look on her face

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Girl with a Pearl Earring, c.1665
Johannes Vermeer, Dutch
oil on canvas, 17.5" X 15"
Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer has a dark greenish, black setting. The aged oil paint gives a cracked texture. Over time oil paint cracks and gives a distorted look to the portrait. The portrait is of a single young woman. You can see that she is looking over her left shoulder. Also the woman is looking directly at the artist; this would be considered modern art for its period, females were not to look the artist in the face they are to...

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