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New Discoveries - Girl with a Pearl Earring

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New Discoveries - Girl with a Pearl Earring

The Girl with Pearl Earring is one of the most famous paintings in the world. Two years ago, an international team of scientists examined the masterpiece. Now, two years later, the results are finally known.


With microscopic research they discovered that the background of the Girl is not just an empty space: Vermeer painted her in front of a green curtain. The curtain disappeared in the course of time due to the decolourisation of the green paint.
Apart from that, it also seemed as if the Girl had no eyelashes, but the research shows that Vermeer had painted small hairs around both eyes. These discoveries make the Girl more personal than thought, but the question of who exactly the Girl was remains a mystery. For more information about the research, such as Johannes Vermeer's painting process and the palette of colours the painter used for this masterpiece, please visit the Mauritshuis website.

Gifts and souvenirs

Is the Girl with the Pearl Earring also one of your favourite works of art? We offer different products with that artwork for your home, office or to give as a present! One of our nicest Girl with a Pearl Earring products are our Pearl earrings; high quality and packed in a nice box. A perfect gift for Mother's Day, a birthday or other occasions. Looking for something for your home? Take a look at our 50 x 70 reproductions or for a beautifully set table; trays and matching napkins. Plenty of options to brighten up your living room with this beautiful masterpiece.

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The museums are opening again!

From 1 June, you will be able to take a closer look at this masterpiece at the Mauritshuis. Also come face to face with other works of art by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Avercamp and much more! Visit the Mauritshuis website for tickets and more information.

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