Friday, January 10, 2014

Girl with a Pearl Earring

I took the day off to visit this lovely painting at the Frick Museum in NYC,
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer.

Advanced tickets were sold out so I stood in the cold drizzle
for an hour and three quarters to get inside and I'm so glad I persevered.

She was behind glass but the precise brushwork and luminous colors,
especially the delicate blush across her cheeks, were beyond words.

I may have caught a little cold and will now have some 
green tea with ginger and lots of honey before climbing into bed.

It was a very special adventure.


  1. Oh, THAT must have felt so very very special!

    Rest and be well my friend, green tea with honey
    and ginger is such a good cure.


  2. Oh how I would like to make this pilgrimage ….beautiful photos….I almost feel as if I were there…thanks for sharing this special adventure!

  3. Thank you for the lovely comments.
    My head is still spinning from her amorous gaze…
    xo, j

  4. did you see that movie
    about this beautiful painting
    with Scarlett Johanson?
    as if you walk nto his paintings
    my mother and father used to live in Delft
    the city of Vermeer
    and for over 20 years there is a reproduction
    of one his paintings hanging on one of our walls
    but not this one ;^))
    yep, i love Vermeer!