Who was that girl with
the famous pearl earring that so epitomized the characteristic Vermeer point of light?
We’ll never know since the Dutch master
painted her four hundred years ago.
a few dozen Vermeers still exist today, but they still set the gold standard
for capturing light in paint, and you can see many of them right now at the de
Young Museum inside Golden Gate Park through mid-summer.
The collection is on loan from the Royal
Picture Gallery Mauritshuis.
there, don’t miss the companion Rembrandt exhibit, featuring over two hundred
drawings and paintings by the famous artist and his 17th Century contemporaries
in the Netherlands.
For ticket information,
please visit http://deyoung.famsf.org/deyoung/exhibitions/rembrandt-s-century
Sources: (content) de
Young Fine Arts Museum, Bay Area Reporter, Edge on the Net, Sura Wood; (photo)de
Young; (video) National Gallery of Art & YouTube