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Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion: Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring - Share Your Thoughts

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Reading through the support material I became interested in Minnie's link to Tim's Vermeer Film and Vermeer's paintings might be 350 year-old color photographs. While there I did a little research and came across 10 Reasons to Doubt Tim’s Vermeer, Why is “Tim’s Vermeer” so Controversial? and if you want to get really technical Vermeer's Camera and Tim's Vermeer. It seems Vermeer might have been a bit of a geek!

Wanting to know more I found an Explanation of how Vermeer was able to get the lighting much better than before. I knew there was some skepticism from the readings above so I found this History of the Camera Lucida Drawing Tool and he Comparator Mirror at West Buckland School by Tomas Georgeson.

And while not the movie above I found this fascinating Vermeer: Master of Light (COMPLETE Documentary)

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I am a huge fan of Vermeer and will post more later, but wanted to add a website link for your review, it is a commercial site, but their advertising, which is all over Iceland on billboards and in magazines, struck me from the first moment I saw it as photography that is reminiscent of Vermeer. http://geysir.com Geysir is a clothing vendor, and I had no need for Icelandic clothing but I found their advertising amazingly artistic. This was the sample that I saw first, and I immediately thought of Girl With A Pearl Earring. This image is from the 2015 campaign, which was still up when I visited.
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minniev wrote:... from the first moment I saw it as photography that is reminiscent of Vermeer. http://geysir.com Geysir is a clothing vendor ...

Simple and effective. Thank you for adding this! S-
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I watched the whole of Vermeer's Camera and Tim's Vermeer. I haven't watched any rebuttal but I am nevertheless a believer: Vermeer was a "photographer." (Y)
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Charles Haacker wrote:I watched the whole of Vermeer's Camera and Tim's Vermeer. I haven't watched any rebuttal but I am nevertheless a believer: Vermeer was a "photographer." (Y)


Minnie, I searched my archives and this is the only one that might fit: the granddaughter, of course, in Cape Cod Bay. Yes, even then, she was left handed. Matt
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Matt Quinn wrote:Minnie, I searched my archives and this is the only one that might fit: the granddaughter, of course, in Cape Cod Bay. Yes, even then, she was left handed. Matt

Crop in and darken the background and you'll have a lovely Girl In Pink! S-
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St3v3M wrote:
Matt Quinn wrote:Minnie, I searched my archives and this is the only one that might fit: the granddaughter, of course, in Cape Cod Bay. Yes, even then, she was left handed. Matt

Crop in and darken the background and you'll have a lovely Girl In Pink! S-


Steve, I tried cropping but this is a major crop to begin with and the further crop really pixilated it significantly. So I went with what I had. Thanks. Matt
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Charles Haacker wrote:I watched the whole of Vermeer's Camera and Tim's Vermeer. I haven't watched any rebuttal but I am nevertheless a believer: Vermeer was a "photographer." (Y)

I really enjoyed Vermeer: Master of Light (COMPLETE Documentary)! S-
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From The 15 Best Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Your Favorite Animated Films

- Only Art Lovers Need Apply -
In a scene from "Beauty And The Beast," Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and Lumière hold a secret meeting to figure out how to get Belle to fall in love with the Beast. The scene takes place in a hallway that’s filled with sculptures and paintings. One of those paintings is actually the infamous "Girl With A Pearl Earring," by artist Johannes Vermeer.
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St3v3M wrote:From The 15 Best Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed In Your Favorite Animated Films

- Only Art Lovers Need Apply -
In a scene from "Beauty And The Beast," Mrs. Potts, Cogsworth and Lumière hold a secret meeting to figure out how to get Belle to fall in love with the Beast. The scene takes place in a hallway that’s filled with sculptures and paintings. One of those paintings is actually the infamous "Girl With A Pearl Earring," by artist Johannes Vermeer.


Awesome find! Art, hidden in secret places!
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