Clever spoof: “The Girl with a Pearl Earring” with a point-and-shoot camera


posted Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 1:05 PM EST

Here's a clever spoof that tweaks our social network-fueled obsession of taking photos of ourselves in the mirror.


If you slept through your art history class in high school, it's a take-off on Dutch master Johannes Vermeer's famous painting "The Girl with a Pearl Earring," with a point-and-shoot camera added in.

We saw this posted on Kottke today but the artist has not been identified. Anyone know who created it?

The only thing missing, we think, is that the girl should be showing us her "duck lips." (But maybe that would be overdoing it.)

You can see the original Vermeer painting here.