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HOW TO PAINT YOUR OWN VERMEER:
Recapturing Materials and Methods of a Seventeenth-Century Master


by Jonathan Janson
2006

An in-depth look into the materials and methods of Johannes Vermeer and the studio practices of 17th-c. Dutch painters

Images of the Girl with a Pearl Earring

1. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring  
a full size image 131 KB
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2. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring    (detail)
a detail of the face 44 KB
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3. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring    (detail)
a detail of the shoulders 47 KB
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4. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring (detail)
a detail of the turban 55 KB
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5. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring   (detail)
a detail of the hanging scarf 56 KB
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6. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring   (detail)
a detail of the nose and eyes during  the 1994 recent restoration 93  KB
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7. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring    (detail)
a detail of the lips during the 1994  restoration 71 KB
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8. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring (detail)
a detail of the pearl earring after the 1994 restoration 22 KB
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9. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring   (detail)
  a radiograph showing the first stages of the painting 107 KB
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10. Johannes Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring (detail)
a comparison of the face of the model in The Art of Painting   and Girl with a Pearl Earring 90 KB
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