The museum is asking the public to recreate a classic painting with crazy results
The girl with the pearl earring? More like Guy With an Apple AirPod.
The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague has launched a call to recreate Johannes Vermeer’s famous 17th-century painting with whimsical and delightful results.
Scroll through tagged posts # O Lord On Instagram you’ll find more than 4,800 interpretations of the famous oil painting of a little girl in a headscarf, a large earring hanging from her left ear. Compliments range from lovely to whimsical to Surrealismfrom classic to Abstract to steampunk. You’ll see the girl in photographs, digital drawings, and oil paintings, recreated in sculptures made from embroidery flossAnd Kids GamesAnd School Supplies and multicolor beads and buttons.
appear as a file childAnd Older bearded mana Ducka dogAnd the rabbit and a blue navi from Avatar. In more than one photo, she’s decidedly 21st century, dressed up face mask or earphones holding a mobile phone. 1 artist Vermeer’s painting covered the Tinder screendescribing the creation as “swipe right”.
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Mauritshuis usually houses the famous painting, but for eight weeks starting in February the work will be on loan to the Vermeer Gallery at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Rather than leave the girl’s wall blank, Mauritshuis plans to spin some crowdsourced interpretations through a digital screen.
“The room where the girl hangs out temporarily will become a place of inspiration with as many girls as possible together, inside and out,” the museum says.
As the submissions attest, the museum has not set any limits on creativity here. “Self-portrait with a turban-shaped bath towel, ironing iron, or even a pile of crockery,” the letter reads. “Little is too crazy for us.” Registration for the competition closed on January 15th.
Vermeer, one of the most famous Dutch painters of the 17th century, is known for his intimate domestic scenes and his striking use of light.
His iconic Girl With a Pearl Earring made a number of literary and cinematic appearances, including in a 1999 historical novel of the same name which told the fictional story of the painting’s creation. This book led to a 2003 film adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson as a young maid in the Vermeer household, played by Colin Firth.
If you want to explore the original painting in more detail to better appreciate the re-imagining, the augmented reality feature is called pocket gallery in google for free Google Arts & Culture app progress Virtual display space Where you can see and learn about all 36 of Vermeer’s paintings. None of them have robots.