The most famous girl in the world
People travel to The Hague from all over the world to see Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring in the flesh. But what makes her so special?
People travel to The Hague from all over the world to see Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring in the flesh. Or dream of coming here. They buy posters, fridge magnets and socks bearing her image. They set her as the desktop image on their computer, watch the film with Scarlett Johansson and read Tracy Chevalier’s novel. Or they dress up as the Girl.
But why is she so famous? We don’t know why exactly. We do have some theories, but we can’t explain it entirely. And maybe we don’t really want to – a little mystery suits the Girl.
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