Girl with the Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer, 1665
Medium: Oil on Canvas
The history and story behind Vermeer's Girl with the Pearl Earring is greatly disputed. Some say that the painting is a portrait of his daughter, Marie, who was about 12 or 13 years old at the time. However, others say that the look of longing in the model's eyes and the sensual positioning of her lips suggests otherwise.