Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Girl with the Pearl Earring
I chose one of the more known paintings by Johannes Vermeer. This painting is called Girl with the Pearl Earring. This particular painting is an oil painting by the looks of the visible brush strokes shown on the blue part of the headdress and on the clothes of the painted girl. I chose this 2D painting because it is well known and shows mystery. The painting is very representational in the sense that it shows a real girl or what a real girl could look like. The girl seems to be a high class girl assuming from the fact that she is wearing a pearl earring and form of headdress. The dark background gives the painting a sort of mysterious sense, and makes the audience think whats behind her and why it is so dark.