The Artifact: Girl with a Pearl Earring

  • An oil painting of a woman.
  • The focus point is her face or pearl earring.
  • Well defined brush strokes.
  • Good use of shadows.
  • Wearing some kind of scarf on her head.
  • The eyes show a warmth or intimate feel to her.


The rhetor was the painter and the audience isn't really clear. It doesn't really have a purpose for its a painting and there can be many interpretation and its not really a normal portrait painting and people don't know if this work was ever commissioned .

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