I just got off the phone with a friend who spent yesterday on line outside the Frick in NYC anxiously waiting to view Vermeer's Girl With A Pearl Earring.
There is no question that this is a spectacular painting. I was lucky enough to view it several years ago in the Rjksmuseum in Amsterdam. But, let's applaud Tracy Chevalier's book of the same title and the adapted movie for launching it's popularity into the stratosphere. Isn't it wonderful when one art form, or in this case two, can propel another?
Chevalier's inspiration grew from a poster in her room. Art inspiring art. Don't you love it?
The painting at the Frick will be on view until January 19th. I hope that all the painting's fans will explore the rest of the collection during their visit and find their own inspiration.