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Girl with a Pearl Earring (U)

Afternoon Arts

two people putting up the girl with the pearl earring painting

After two years on a world tour, the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ returned home to the much-loved Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague.

With huge queues lining up for a glimpse of her enigmatic beauty and nearly 1.2 million visitors at its stop in Japan, the enduring appeal of this masterpiece is indisputable.

The beautifully filmed documentary goes in pursuit of the many unresolved riddles surrounding the extraordinary painting and its mysterious creator Vermeer. Who was this girl? Why and how was it painted? Why is it so revered?

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UK 2015 Dir David Bickerstaff 90 min

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