Why is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" considered a masterpiece? - James Earle

Apr 15, 2020 at 11:49 am by -gToon

TED continues to delight with creative (and often animated) videos on a wide variety of art topics. Today, we have one devoted to the mysterious and beautiful painting by genius artist Vermeer. 

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-verm... Is she turning towards you or away from you? No one can agree. She’s the subject of Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer’s "Girl with the Pearl Earring," a painting often referred to as the ‘Mona Lisa of the North.’ But what makes this painting so captivating? James Earle explains how this work represents the birth of a modern perspective on economics, politics, and love.

Lesson by James Earle, animation by Tess Martin.

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