Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665

Vermeer achieves porcelain smoothness by fine gradation of tones in this portrait.

Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring, 1665
Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring

One of my artistic passions is to learn the style of a master painter, and then create more works in that style. This is one way that Western Culture is kept alive and relevant. My Vermeer and your Vermeer will be different to Vermeer's Vermeer.

The intent is not to copy, but rather to recreate the works, or work in the spirit of the original.

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My book on Vermeer: Girl with a Pearl Earring. Explains some of the style and technique of this master painter.

In 2003 Scarlett Johansson starred in a movie about the painting, which certainly elevated public awareness of this piece.

Scarlett Johansson as  'Girl with the Pearl Earring;.
Scarlett Johansson as the quot;Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Johannes Vermeer

In these paintings I show Greta at three stages of life.

Vermeer: 'Girl with the Pearl Earring, 1665' painted by Sydney artist Peter Inglis.
As a young girl...

Vermeer: 'Girl with the Pearl Earring, 1665' painted by Sydney artist Peter Inglis.
In maturity...

Vermeer: 'Girl with the Pearl Earring, 1665' painted by Sydney artist Peter Inglis.
And in her middle years

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