There's just something about that stare that gets me. And the simplicity of this painting as well. And how fascinating that this masterpiece "was lost for 200 years" and then "purchased for less than one dollar!"
With all of my art I try to tell the story of the piece through the words that I use to create (or re-create) the art.
Hidden within this piece of digitally hand-drawn word art you will find all sorts of facts like the ones above about the artist as well as the painting, such as words and phrases like “European girl,” "his most well-known work,” and “signed 'IV Meer,' but not dated.”
In total, there are around 25 words and phrases in this art piece that celebrate one of the world's most beloved artists and paintings, Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer!
**All of my art is digitally drawn by hand, one letter at a time, and no word or phrase is ever repeated. Depending on the complexity of the piece, each one takes me between 6 and 60 hours to complete!
I sincerely hope you get as much joy out of having this piece in your home as I had creating it!