Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis

At the de Young Museum January 26—June 2, 2013

Girl with a Pearl Earring

I have been in California visiting my son, who is a doctoral student at Berkeley. The bright blue skies and warm temps have been a needed break from February in Ohio with its gray skies and cold winds. What a nice time we have had!

Another highlight of my visit – besides getting to see my boy – was a trip to the de Young Museum at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. There I had the joy of seeing Vermeer’s masterpiece Girl with a Pearl Earring. What a thrill, a true Vermeer masterpiece, lush in painted technique,  insightful in its mysterious, personal appeal. Woo hoo!