About Girl with Pearl Earring vase
This high-end ceramic vase represents the painting called the Girl with Pearl Earring painted by Johannes Vermeer. It depicts a European girl wearing an exotic dress, an oriental turban, and a large pearl earring. Vermeer’s original artwork is oil on canvas and is 17.5 in high and 15 in wide. It is signed IVMeer” but not dated. However, it is estimated to be painted around 1665. This Girl with Pearl Earring vase is a fantastic decorative item by itself and it will highlight any flower arrangement as well. It is a column vase that is one of the easiest to use.
- Size: 9″H x 4″W x 2.5″D
- Material: Ceramic
- Weight (lbs): 1.2;
- Ship wt: 3 lbs
Flower arrangement ideas:
Combine the vase with fall blooming flowers such as Chrysanthemum, Dahlias, Spider Mums, Amaranth, Protea, Hydrangeas or Queen Anne’s Lace. Then, place the brightest and largest flowers in the centre and create a compact french style arrangement. The color and the size of the flowers are allowed to gradually reduce towards the sides to form a nice rounded bunch.
About the painting
The dreamy Girl with Pearl Earring became an icon of Western painting during the 20th century. The small painting has an amazing composition and shows Vermeer’s famous light, and unparalleled brushwork. It features an unusual, very appealing portrait of a sweet, ordinary, working class girl. The painting was purchased by the art collector des Tombes in 1883 for a mere 30 cents at an auction and was left to The Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis in The Hague in 1902.
About the painter
Although Vermeer is now considered one of the greatest painters of the Dutch Golden Age, we know very little about his life. His father has two activities at the time of Johannes’ birth: he ran an inn and was art trader. Initially, Vermeer painted large history pieces, as did many of his contemporaries. However, he soon focused on interior scenes which would later make him famous. At that time, the works were already expensive because Vermeer could paint no more than three of them per year. Moreover, he used expensive pigments such as lapis lazuli. Even with his prodigious talent, Vermeer had difficulty supporting his large family. He was rapidly forgotten after his death, only to be rediscovered over the course of the 19th century. Girl with Pearl Earring is his most popular known masterpiece.