Girl With A Pearl

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After rescheduling this trip several times (4 to be exact), my boyfriend and I finally visited the Dutch Masters exhibit at the High Museum. The exhibit included pieces from the Mauritshuis in The Hague, highlighting the work of Dutch Golden Age painters such as Vermeer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Frans Hals and Steen. This is the first time these paintings have been showcased in the Southeast. The Girl with a Pearl Earring, considered the “Dutch Mona Lisa,” painted by Johannes Vermeer, headlined the exhibit. I was a little disappointed because after seeing her face plastered all over buses, billboards, and buildings throughout Atlanta, I imagined the “girl” to be much bigger. In reality, the painting was not much bigger than a piece of printer paper. Nonetheless, the painting itself was exquisite and extremely well preserved. While photography was prohibited during the exhibit, I was able to snap a few photos beforehand. We also browsed the other mainstay collections in the museum which showed more modern pieces, my favorite including a very decorative bicycle/sidewalk display created by Howard Finster.

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{Enlarged Print of The Girl with a Pearl Earring outside exhibit}

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{Unique bike/sidewalk art created by Howard Finster}

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{Left: Is this a masterpiece or something I painted in Kindergarten? Right: Italian inspired mirror}

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{Art outside the High}

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{I couldn’t resist}

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