About Johannes Vermeer Pillow Cover – Jacquard Weave – Musart on Pillows – Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665)
This Johannes Vermeer Pillow Cover is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows and is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. This beautiful jacquard weave pillow cover features the Northern Baroque Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterwork Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665). The dreamy girl with the pearl earring became an icon of Western painting during the 20th century. The small painting has an amazing composition, Vermeer’s famous light, and unparalleled brushwork, and above all, 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. Johannes Vermeer was a somewhat unknown figure during his time because of a small creative output and economic troubles in the Netherlands. He was a stunning realist painter with expert skills with chiaroscuro and camera obscura work. Nevertheless, he ushered in a series of work that firmly solidified his position in the Baroque canon. More details on Johannes Vermeer Pillow Cover – Jacquard Weave – Musart on Pillows – Girl with the Pearl Earring (c. 1665)
- Dimensions: 18″H x 18″L x 1″W
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
- Additional Features: Invisible zipper.
- Original: Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675), Girl with a Pearl Earring (c. 1665), Oil on Canvas, 17.5″ x 15″ inches, Mauritshuis, The Hague, Netherlands.