Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Vermeer


I have always loved this painting by Johannes Vermeer ever since I first saw it.

This painting is considered by many as the "Dutch Mona Lisa" for both it's beauty, masterful technique and of course, the 'mystery' about who and why this painting came to be, adds on to this comparison.

There was even a movie about it!

So when we visited Atlanta last July, visiting and seeing this painting up close and personal was a priority. We went to see it at the "HIGH Museum in Atlanta" ( it is currently on exhibit at the "Frick Collection" in New York until January if you want to see it too).

It was indeed a masterpiece  no doubt, and 'the girl
 looked very mysterious indeed  - the way the girl stared at me  and  perhaps through me...

So I had to bring 'her' home! I grabbed a print from the museum store of course!
I just had to find the right frame, which I eventually  got from TARGET, and finally hung 'her'.

I know, why hang her in the Powder room right? Well, I thought that something so pretty deserves to be in a place where we pretty-up too right?! ;-)

This was what was hanging before - my thrift store find...

Pretty but a little small

Apparently, I'm not alone in putting this 'girl' inside the Powder room...

Saw it, or at least, a version of it in a Dining room too!

source - this one is actually made of Pins and needles - literally!
Wall Art By Blair Stocker - amazing!

How about you, do you have any 'Masterpiece' around your home?

Have a Nice day!


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  1. I love this painting too. My husband and I saw the exhibit at the High Museum a few months ago. It was so nice to see it up close. I loved the movie as well. So nice that you were able to purchase a print. I love where you have it hanging.

  2. I love that painting and it is perfect in your bathroom! Glad she made it to your home! Have a great week.
    xo Nancy

  3. She's so pretty! Your bath and wallpaper too!

  4. It looks beautiful there Vel !!!
    I have a Van Gogh - aren't we so cultured lol???

  5. Such a beautiful painting, I love it. I think it would work in any room and any setting. Perfect. Hugs, Marty

  6. Have you read the book? It's one of my favorites! I'd love to see the painting in person...maybe one of these days!

  7. The painting is beautiful. Love the frame you picked from Target, it's so perfect in terms of color and scale!

    P/S: Thanks for entering my giveaway! :)

  8. Years ago I built a house for couple, and they needed an art gallery within their new home to hang their paintings. Mostly old world paintings. His sister who had passed away was an incredible painter and she painted the Girl With The Pearl Earring. Although I have never seen the actual painting, the painting I saw many times in this couples house was incredibly beautiful and I don't think I will ever forget it. By the way the book is excellent also.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  9. I love that paiting very much. The way she looks at the audience is unique.

  10. I do love this print very much, myself! I think she looks perfect in your powder room!

  11. It is such a beautiful painting! Now I want to read the book! It looks perfect in your powder room.

  12. I love it in your powder room!! And the whole powder room btw- the walls are so pretty. Is the design a stencil or wallpaper? I'm dying to be able to do both of those in my house- can't wait till I'm not a renter anymore!

  13. Isnt it great when you find a piece of art that you really love. Such a pretty picture and it looks great where you've hung it :)

  14. i really love this painting! im glad you used it!!


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