johannes vermeer'

Nissrine, a Moroccan girl, reads an application for a Dutch citizenship course. An alternative version of Johannes Vermeer’s painting Girl Reading a Letter at an Open Window. Photo by Jan Banning.

“Xenophobia, especially Islamophobia, is rising in many European countries…I feel it is necessary to mobilize against such intolerance. My ‘National Identities’ series gives immigrants the main role, using them as models in my photographic variations on classic paintings.”

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Jane Zhang - Dust My Shoulders Off + Famous Pieces of Art 

Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675)
“Young Woman with a Pearl Necklace” (1662)
Oil on canvas
Dutch Golden Age
Located in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Johannes Vermeer - A young woman seated at a virginal

circa 1670-1672

oil on canvas

National Gallery, London