Art & History

Why is Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring” considered a masterpiece? – James Earle

Is she turning towards you or away from you? No one can agree. She’s the subject of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl Earring,” a painting often referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of the North.’ But what makes this painting so captivating? James Earle explains how this work represents the birth of a modern perspective on economics, politics, and love.

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  1. Esther Deaguero Welp

    January 9, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    The girl with the pearl earring appears so young, but yet she is so elegant and a little worldly. The pearl earring glistens and she is proud to be wearing the pearls.

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