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Lego Mosaic - Girl with a pearl earring (Vermeer)
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Hi ! It is my new Lego Mosaic Recreation No.2 "Girl with a pearl earring". Now I have the special hobby to collect the Art paint masterworks which it is recreated by my own lego. I like "Girl with a pearl earring" very much. It seems the girl is looking foward to you and both together.

Let s know more about the painting first , from wiki :
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel) is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and, as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in The Hague. It is sometimes referred to as "the Mona Lisa of the North" or "the Dutch Mona Lisa".



It is the original painting "Girl with a pearl earring" at 1665 by Johannes Vermeer.



I used ~8000 lego pieces to build up my recreation. The size is 1000x800mm. I got the difficult point that it is quite not easy to simulate the Vermeer's masterwork original one. I try the serveral methods. At last, I found the error diffusion technique to complete my expected mosaic.




My previous No. 1 recreaction "Starry Night" is the dynamic mosaic. This No. 2 is different and like as the static painting. And you can see a young girl dressed in an exotic turban turns and gazes at the viewer. Her liquid eyes and half-opened mouth impart the immediacy of her presence, yet her purity and her evocative costume give her a lasting quality, unconstrained by time or place.



Arnoldus Andries des Tombe purchased this work at an auction in The Hague in 1881, for only two guilders and thirty cents. At the time, it was in poor condition. Des Tombe had no heirs and donated this and other paintings to the Mauritshuis in 1902. Now it is located in Mauritshuis, The Hague.

More recent Vermeer literature points to the image being a "Tronie", A tronie (Seventeenth century Dutch for a "face") is a common type, or group of types, of works of Dutch Golden Age painting and Flemish Baroque painting that shows an exaggerated facial expression or a stock character in costume.







To instead of wood plate, pearl board is another good alternative.


Turn back to discuss my recreation, it is generated by the error diffusion. I can tell you it's advantage that I can control the lego plates selecting with the narrow color range to complete the mosaic art and it get good simulation of her face, liquid eyes and mouth. But, if you think more , it also get the disadvantage.



My color container.



I completed the part of face,cloth first. It is easy to build the black background in last step.



It is my home studio!



It is 50% working . I try different colour for the pearl earring. For my view, it is the good presentation with using the simple white & grey colour in the soft black background.



I spent long time (serveral months) to complete my work & I enjoy the processing. It is almost 80% working.



It is my another funny creation name as "Dream Room". In my dream, I live in a elegant mansion with a Vermeer painting, White grant piano, a comfortable sofa, Pets.



it is joined in the HKLUG gathering 2013 in Hong Kong. Thanks all lego buddy. I am happy to get this moment picture with my wife. I gather much of information about Vermeer and his painting, Hope you will like my creation and get the interesting for the article.

Source :
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring


Flickr :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alanboar

樂高名畫收藏系列 NO. 1 星夜 Starry Night
樂高名畫收藏系列 NO. 2 戴珍珠耳環的少女 Girl with a pearl earring


Lego Creator : Alanboar
http://lego.alanstudio.hk

















Comments

 I made it 
  July 3, 2014
Quoting Starscream Soundwave Marvellous work, you really captured that same feel that the real painting has.
I m happy to know your messages. It is my aim for the recreation.
 I like it 
  June 27, 2014
Marvellous work, you really captured that same feel that the real painting has.
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  January 29, 2014
Cool! Can you check out my version?( it's not as good as yours though...)
 I like it 
  November 27, 2013
that's amazing! right on from the original painting!
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Karol J I can't believe that it is made from LEGO bricks! This is AMAZING!! You have to be very patient to build something like this. Very very good job!
Thank you Karol J. I also cannot believe I can made it with lego. At last , I believe it, because we have LEGO :)
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting matt rowntRee That is truly marvelous Alan. One of my favorite paintings, it's hard to believe how well you managed the subtle shading and soft textures with Lego. Absolutely stunning!
Thank you. It is the good view which you stand in the good distance between with this lego painting. But its drawback: you cannot understand which kind of picture like is during you get close to it.
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Lego Builders A masterpiece. Superb rendition on a great work of art. -LB Senior
Thank you for all friends which like this recreation. I m very happy.
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Dr. Monster Wow! This is incredibly well done. Great subject choice. Starry Night in the background looks brilliant as well.
Thank you. It is the good match for 2 famous painting located together :)
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Maxime MaxSamAlex This blows my mind, I've rarely seen a lego picture as good as this. The pixellation shows great work to match the hard-to-match paint. A masterpiece.
I m happy to hear this. Me too. I like the original picture. I try my way to match the original one. It seems I got the expect painting. Thank you Maxime MaxSamAlex.
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Jeremy Fink Alan, That's really cool! I particularly like how the error diffusion technique worked. I'd love to talk with you about your experiences utilizing different techniques & how you've chosen one versus another. Jeremy
The error diffusion technique is one of the skill for the painting creation. Not for lego mosaic only. And I would like try another technique for my next creation. thank you for your appreciation
 I made it 
  November 24, 2013
Quoting Professor B. It's so life like! So much like the real painting! Absolutely amazing!
Thank you!! I like the real paint also :)
 I like it 
  November 22, 2013
It's so life like! So much like the real painting! Absolutely amazing!
 I like it 
  November 10, 2013
Alan, That's really cool! I particularly like how the error diffusion technique worked. I'd love to talk with you about your experiences utilizing different techniques & how you've chosen one versus another. Jeremy
  September 3, 2013
This blows my mind, I've rarely seen a lego picture as good as this. The pixellation shows great work to match the hard-to-match paint. A masterpiece.
 I like it 
  September 3, 2013
Great job!
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  September 3, 2013
A masterpiece. Superb rendition on a great work of art. -LB Senior
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  September 3, 2013
Really just beautiful.
 I like it 
  August 28, 2013
Impressive!
Alan Cheung alanboar
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Dr. Monster
  August 27, 2013
Wow! This is incredibly well done. Great subject choice. Starry Night in the background looks brilliant as well.
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  August 27, 2013
Fantastic, I love Vemeer, and this is a beautiful copy. Have you ever though of doing a Chagall, I'd love to see that!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2013
Wow! Great work.
 I like it 
  August 27, 2013
That is truly marvelous Alan. One of my favorite paintings, it's hard to believe how well you managed the subtle shading and soft textures with Lego. Absolutely stunning!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2013
I can't believe that it is made from LEGO bricks! This is AMAZING!! You have to be very patient to build something like this. Very very good job!
 I like it 
  August 27, 2013
this is fantastic!
 
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