Saturday, February 23, 2008

Girl with the Red Hat

I've been posting a lot of hats on Etsy this month and have had to deal with being my own model. As self-conscious as I am about it, I've actually liked a number of the shots and I think this is one of my favorites. It is very Johannes (or Jan) Vermeer, Girl with the Red Hat. Well, not that actual painting (that's what I would title my picture), but there is something about the light, natural light from the top left corner, and the intensity of the color, jewel-like brilliance, that evokes or maybe just hints at Vermeer's ability to catch an ordinary thoughtful moment.

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