Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Girl with the Pop-art Earring

I've just stumbled upon this amazing pop-art image by Sydney based illustrator Jefferton James.

Besides being so pretty - what makes me adore it even more, is that it reminds me how much i enjoyed reading "Girl with the Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier.

While the details of the story have blurred since reading the book a couple of years ago, I remember the incredible restraint between the artist and the housemaid. Yet every brushstroke by Vermeer is steeped in broody, lusty subtext.

I think that it's going to have join the pile of books to read this summer.

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