Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, Poster

About the Artist

Elegant, luminous, and serene, the paintings of Johannes Vermeer (1632–1675) entrance the eye and calm the spirit. The Dutch Renaissance master’s command of light, color, and texture has captivated art enthusiasts for centuries. Early in his career, he seemed to aspire to be a history painter—his first works were large-scale mythological and religious paintings. Later, he began to paint the genre scenes, landscapes, and allegories for which he is renowned today. While Vermeer’s subject matter changed in the mid-1650s, his later works are imbued with the same quiet, intimate moods as his early history paintings. His pale beauties in rich costumes, caught in moments of stillness and silence, are among the most popular works in museums all over the world.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, Poster

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This poster features 17th-century painter Johannes Vermeer's most well-known painting, Girl With a Pearl Earring (c. 1665). This work belongs to the Dutch tradition of tronie, the painting of a head or face not as portraiture, but to show interesting characteristics, expressions, or poses. Set in no specific place or era, the subject is seen as a universally appealing personification of beauty and charm.

  • 24 × 30 inches (image), 26 × 32 inches (paper)

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