Girl with a Pearl Earring; my quest for legendary vintage art

Johannes Vermeer painted his "Girl with a Pearl Earring" in 1665. Since then, the oil on canvas work has often been called "the Mona Lisa of the North" due to the young model's unreadble expression and mysterious identity.

- Saatchi Gallery - Facebook post- 3rd November 2016

I am a lover of art but when I opened up my timeline this evening and saw this post, I had to record this opportunity in my gratitude journal.

I was grateful for the opportunity to have seen the original painting at the Mauritshius museum when I visited The Hague with my siblings in June 2015. This painting is a 17tb C classic but there is something quite extraordinary and noveau about it which I find quite intriguing.