05.09.2008

Light Details

When I saw the movie "Girl with a Pearl Earring" featuring the lovely Scarlett Johansson, I wanted to know more about the craftsmanship of the portrayed artist, Jan Vermeer. I found the following quote that explains in a nutshell the exquisiteness:
The surface of every object partakes of the colour of the adjacent object. This means that no object is ever seen entirely in its natural colour. [Wikipedia: Johannes Vermeer]
Look at the folding of the dress and you are able to recognize the high quality of the cloth. You might even hear the rustling of the fabric.