Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Teen with tattered jeans

Teen with tattered jeans (see description)

I'm no Johannes Vermeer but when I first saw this girl I was blown away by the color of her hair and her porcelain skin -- a striking contrast to the tattered jeans.

She also stood out in a town (not unlike any other big city) where just about everyone has some shade of tan, plasticized boobs, big lips, and botoxed brows (not that any of the aforementioned adjectives are BAD.)

Unknowingly, she became my "Girl with a Pearl Earring".

For some reason, I can picture a demand for her by the artists of Vermeer's time.

I can't know for sure, but I would be surprised if Vermeer himself would disagree with me.

What are your thoughts?