The signs as famous paintings
  • Aries:The Great Wave Off Kanazawa
  • Taurus:American Gothic
  • Gemini:A Sunday Afternoon On The Island Of La Grande Jatte
  • Cancer:Geurnica
  • Leo:The Kiss
  • Virgo:Girl With A Pearl Earring
  • Libra:The Starry Night
  • Scorpio:The Scream
  • Sagittarius:Dogs Playing Poker
  • Capricorn:The Mona Lisa
  • Aquarius:School Of Athens
  • Pisces:The Persistence Of Memory

Hogwarts Houses + paintings (x):


Mary Magdalene in Ecstasy, Caravaggio  (1606)
Nude Sitting on a Divan, Amedeo Modigliani (1917)
Lolotte, Amedeo Modigliani (1916)
The Martyrdom of Saint Matthew, Caravaggio (1599–1600)
Narcissus, Caravaggio (1597–1599)
La petite Marie, Amadeo Modigliani (1918)


Mistress and Maid, Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
Wheatfield with Crows, Vincent Van Gogh (1890)
The Starry Night, Vincent Van Gogh (1889)
View of Delft, Johannes Vermeer (1660–1661)
Girl with a Pearl Earring, Johannes Vermeer (c. 1665)
Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, Vincent Van Gogh (1888)


A Mermaid, John William Waterhouse (1901)
Arm of the Seine at Giverny, Claude Monet (1887)
Waterlilies, Green Reflection, Left Part, Claude Monet (1916-1923)
Borea, John William Waterhouse (1903)
Listen to my Sweet Pipings, John William Waterhouse (1911)
The Healing of a Nation, Claude Monet (1918)


Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps, William Turner (1812)
Lady in Ermine, Giacomo Grosso (c. 1990)
Supremo convegno, Giacomo Grosso (1895)
Fishermen at Sea, William Turner (1796)
The Shipwreck, William Turner (1805)
Nude, Andrew Loomis (i don’t found it)

The signs as famous paintings

Aries: Girl with a Pearl Earring -Johannes Vermeer

Taurus: American Gothic -Grant Wood

Gemini: Nighthawks -Edward Hopper

Cancer: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte -Georges Seurat

Leo: Water Lilies -Claude Monet

Virgo: No. 5, 1948 -Jackson Pollock

Libra: The Starry Night -Vincent van Gogh

Scorpio: The Scream -Edvard Munch

Sagittarius: Mona Lisa -Leonardo da Vinci

Capricorn: The Persistence of Memory -Salvador Dali

Aquarius: Guernica -Pablo Picasso

Pisces: The Kiss -Gustav Klimt

Overview of Vermeer’s Painting Techniques with a Brief Outline of the Artist’s Stylistic and Technical Evolution & a few notes on the Painting Techniques of the Old Masters

Although there are a number of excellent studies which explore particular aspects of Vermeer’s painting techniques and materials, there still exists no single work which describe in detail Vermeer’s painting procedures within an organic context such as Ernst van de Wetering's Rembrandt: A Painter at Work. The difficulty of describing Vermeer’s painting methods is further complicated by the fact that the artist experimented with different techniques throughout his career

Even though Vermeer’s painting technique was never formulaic, eevidence points to the fact that his methods and materials were substantially analogous to those his contemporaries. He seems to have used no specific painting technique that was not known by his contemporaries and perhaps the only difference in regards to materials was his abundant use of genuine ultramarine instead of more common blue pigments azurite and smalt

Three  Stages of Vermeer’s Painting Technique

Each of the three stages of Vermeer’s painting technique in general as well as in regards to the Girl with a Pearl Earring are discussed separately. These studies can be accessed by clicking on the links below.

1.  drawing
2.  underpainting
3.  working-up

glazing a particular painting technique which employs a layer of transparent paint over an opaque layer)

palettecharacteristics of the palette used to paint the Girl with a Pearl Earring

support, sizing and groundingthe preparation of the painting