Vermeer and Van Gogh visiting the Lebanese University

Photos of Johannes Vermeer‘s 1665 masterpiece “Girl with a Pearl Earring” and Vincent Van Gogh‘s self-portrait mixed together in one painting were trending on Facebook. What seem to be a real painting or maybe a photography of a painting is actually a lively scene created from scratch by the Students of the Lebanese University – Institute of Fine Arts – Section 1 in Hadath on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of the Institute of Fine Arts.

The painting is a lively scene with real materials and real people acting as Van Gogh and the Girl with a Pearl Earring, wearing the same clothes as the ones represented in the paintings, and covered from head to toe with several colors matching the original paintings: blue, yellow, red, white and black, with an incredible sense of details.

This project entitled “Double V: Van Gogh & Vermeer” was finalized in less than one day (23:47:50 as mentioned in the post of Ali Itani) by Zeinab Al Maaz, Shaza Abou Shakra, Tharwa Zeitoun, Aya Abu Hawash, Zeinab Ayash, Zainab Ayoub, Iffa Mseileb, Fatima Fneish, Mariam Kamaleddin and Mohmd Hussein Mistrah.

When we have the minimum of tools but mostly the maximum of creativity and passion, we can create astonishing works like this one.

Post written by Nadine Asmar

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