Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Girls with pearl earrings, an online drawing.

I explored the process of creating an online drawing by interacting with people i knew over the internet.
this involved facebook, blogging and email.

i decided to ask people to produce a drawing of 'Girl with the Pearl Earring' by Vermeer. 
This included people who studied art, people who knew the painting, people who'd seen the film or read the book and people who knew nothing at all of the painting. The piece has different interpretations throughout it's media and it's history, the girl eventually becomes a vague image surrounded by reality and myth. by layering lots of people's interpretations of the image i created a drawing that paralleled this.

by taking many peoples interpretations it had the effect of looking more similar to the painting than any of the drawings did when stood alone.

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