Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Girl With A Pearl Earring - Frick Museum in New York City

Girl With The Pearl Earring at the Frick museum

As expected, the special exhibition of the Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer's "Girl With A Pearl Earring" (circa 1665) has brought forth a hugh crowd to the Frick museum on the Upper East Side of New York City.  

I found out this week that all Telecharge online sales for the timed entry tickets have been sold out. The only way to obtain a timed entry ticket is to purchase it in person at the museum or join the museum membership to avoid the timed entry requirements. 

Fortunately by the time I got to the museum on a weekday evening, I did not have to wait too long to purchase a same day ticket. Vermeer's painting of the girl was definitely the star of the show. The entire Oval room was dedicated to her. Measuring approximately 17 inches by 15 inches, the "Dutch Mona Lisa" was luminous and beautiful. I was glad that the crowd was sparse affording me a longer glance at the painting.

Picture taking was prohibited in the museum. I got myself a poster and posted a snapshot of it above. San Francisco, Atlanta and New York City have been blessed with hosting this painting during the past few months. We wish the lady bon vovage as she leaves New York this month. Her next stop is Bologna, Italy before returning home to the Mauritshuis gallery in the Hague, Netherlands.

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