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  • Vermeer’s pearls—great articles and images

    I only ever knew about Girl with a Pearl Earring, but it seems he painted pearls often. I only found this out today when looking up information about the pearl in that most famous painting. His images are fascinating from both a painting technique standpoint and a pearl standpoint. So interesting!

    https://artsandculture.google.com/ex...kfg9m6Lg?hl=en

    http://http://www.girl-with-a-pearl-...info/pearl.htm

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    Bonus funny:

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  • #2
    That big pearl earring got around. Since he only had the one pearl, I'm surprised it was made into an earring and not a pendant. It's HUGE.

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    • #3
      Fascinating, thanks for sharing

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      • #4
        Some art historian think that it was not, in fact a pearl. A pearl that size would have been crazy expensive. I've seen theories that it was a fake or, in fact, metal. The metal guy went into all sorts of reflection analysis but I just can't buy it. That earring doesn't look metallic at all for me, specially not considering the period.
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        • #5
          Love the kitty bonus shot!

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          • #6
            Interesting - Love the Cat !!!
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