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The Princess of the Mushroom Kingdom herself!! Took a few liberties, of course!!! Probably about to be kidnapped aaaany second now…. ^^

Completely off topic, but since I looked at it so much the past couple days, I came to the realization…. the girl in the original painting totally reminds me of Brienne of Tarth from Game of Thrones. Yeah?! Yeah.


Based on Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’ (1665)

Girl with Alopecia by Lumi Tuomi

“Girl with Alopecia” is a self-portrait reinterpretation of the famous painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer. “Girl with a Pearl Earring”, said to be the “Mona Lisa” of the north, is deemed as one of the most beautiful paintings. The beautiful pale girl with her light facial features almost blending in with her skin.

It’s almost as the girl in the painting has no eyebrows, no eyelashes and no visible hair due to her turban. To me, as a woman suffering from alopecia and as a woman with no eyebrows, barely no eyelashes or hair, this painting is a celebration. The girl in the painting is a celebration of me as she has features that I consider my weaknesses - yet still the painting is one of the most beautiful paintings in the world. As a human, I look for myself in everything - and I found myself, with all of my faults, in “Girl with a Pearl Earring”.

Artwork Asks
  • Mona Lisa: Do you like to look neat and orderly? How long does it take for you to get ready for the day?
  • Starry Night: Do you enjoy watching the sky and daydreaming?
  • The Scream: How easy/hard is it for someone to startle or make you lose focus?
  • The Persistence of Memory: Do some people consider you to be a weird or strange person?
  • Girl with a Pearl Earring: Do you like to wear jewelry? What are your favorite pieces of jewelry and approximately how much are they worth?
  • The Last Supper: Are you religious at all?
  • Guernica: Is the world "Black and White" to you?
  • American Gothic: Would you like to lead a simple and happy life? Or do you prefer adventure?
  • The Creation of Adam: What is your favorite story from Mythology? Do you have any favorite Fables or Fairytales?
  • The Birth of Venus: Do you like to be in the spotlight?
  • David: Are you the bold type? Do want your ideas and thoughts to be heard all around the world?
  • A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte: Do you take time out of your day to kick back and relax? Where can people find you if so?
  • No. 5, 1948: Do you tend to break away from traditions and cultural norms? Are you the rebellious type?
  • Pietà: Name something that tugs at your heartstrings.
  • Venus De Milo: Do you believe that everyone deserves a second chance, no matter what they've been through in the past?
  • The Thinker: Do you often find yourself getting lost in thought? What is it usually about?
  • The Great Wave off Kanagawa: Do you like the Ocean?
  • Water Lily Pond: What are your favorite flowers?
  • Capitoline Wolf: What is your relationship with animals? Do you like them? What is your favorite animal?
  • Winged Victory of Samothrace: Do you strive to meet your goals and never give up on them?
  • Nighthawks: Are you a night owl or a early bird?
  • Lady with an Ermine: Do you have any pets? Would you like to have pets? If so, what would your dream pet be?
  • Wanderer above the Sea of Fog: Do you tend to get lost easily?
  • Napoleon Crossing the Alps: Are you a brave and daring individual? Would you fight for freedom if you had to?
  • The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp: Do you value your ability to get an education?
  • Christina's World: Is there anything you long for?
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware: Do you want to make an impact on this world? What do you want to be remembered for?