Technical Analysis of Girl with the Pearl Earing

April 28 2020


Video: The Mauritshuis

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Mauritshuis in the Hague have published some recent technical analysis undertaken on Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earing. This in-depth research has lead to some interesting findings, including that this enigmatic figure was originally painted in front of a green curtain. The video above, made by Mauritshuis conservator Abbie Vandivere, explains some of the technical aspects of the painting's condition.

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