The museum invites the public to recreate a classic painting with wild results

The girl with the pearl earring? More like Guy With an Apple AirPod.

The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague has launched a call to recreate Johannes Vermeer’s famous 17th-century painting with whimsical and delightful results.

The man wears a turban on his head.  No earring, just the Apple AirPod

There is no earring in this photo of Jessica van der Mast. Just an AirPod.

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A woman wearing a turban and pearl earrings holds the camera

Architect Zoe Molnar, Girl with a Pearl Earring — and a camera.

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Scroll through tagged posts # O Lord On Instagram you’ll find more than 4,700 interpretations of the famous oil painting of a little girl in a headscarf, a large earring dangling from her left ear. Compliments range from lovely to whimsical to Surrealismfrom classic to Abstract to steampunk. You’ll see the girl in photographs, digital drawings, and oil paintings, recreated in sculptures made from embroidery flossAnd Kids GamesAnd School Supplies and multicolor beads and buttons.

Navi from Avatar as the girl with the pearl earring

multimedia artist double o ru: “I left her crying for the world, for the people and for the earth.”

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A girl with a pearl earring in which a robot appears instead of a girl

Robot with a Pearl Earring, oil on canvas Artist Julien DePoma.

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appear as a file childAnd Older bearded mana Ducka dogAnd the rabbit and a blue navi from Avatar. In more than one photo, she’s decidedly 21st century, dressed up face mask or earphones holding a mobile phone. 1 artist Vermeer’s painting covered the Tinder screendescribing the creation as “swipe right”.

A girl wears a mask over her turban in this interpretation of Girl With a Pearl Earring

A number of loyalist phrases feature face masks, naturally.

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Girl with a pearl earring, wearing a face mask

Art gallery owner Gia Kwok shows off famous girl ready to tackle COVID.

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Have some digital copies created with AI art creation tool Like Dall-E or Medjourney? You can bet on that.

Mauritshuis usually houses the famous painting, but for eight weeks starting in February, the work will be on loan to the Vermeer Gallery at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Rather than leave the girl’s wall blank, Mauritshuis plans to spin some crowdsourced interpretations through a digital screen.

“The room where the girl hangs out temporarily will become a place of inspiration with as many girls as possible together, inside and out,” the museum says.

Pencils and other school supplies are made in the shape of a girl with a pearl earring

“It was my own mission for myself to create this using what I could only find in my living room,” Elisabeth Koch says:.

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Girl with a pearl earring, recreated with embroidery floss

Submissions came in all kinds of colorful materials.

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As the submissions attest, the museum has not set any limits on creativity here. “Self-portrait with a turban-shaped bath towel, ironing iron, or even a pile of crockery,” the letter reads. “Little is too crazy for us.” Registration for the competition closed on January 15th.

Vermeer, one of the most famous Dutch painters of the 17th century, is known for his intimate domestic scenes and his striking use of light.

His iconic “Girl with a Pearl Earring” has made a number of literary and cinematic appearances, including in a 1999 historical novel of the same name which tells the fictional story of the painting’s creation. This book led to a 2003 film adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson as a young maid in the Vermeer household, played by Colin Firth.

If you want to explore the original painting in more detail to better appreciate the re-imagining, the augmented reality feature is called pocket gallery in google for free Google Arts & Culture app progress Virtual display space Where you can see and learn about all 36 of Vermeer’s paintings. None of them have robots.

Girl with a Pearl Earring as a self-portrait of a bearded man

Visual artist Will Beerbohm, like many others, chose a self-portrait.

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Dog dressed in the style of the girl with the pearl earring

The “dog with a pearl earring” has a nice ring to it.

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Earring in the shape of the girl with the pearl earring

Meta’s take on The Girl with the Pearl Earring: The Painting as a Real Earring.

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