The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer: Painting Analysis & Overview


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Which of the following best describes Johannes Vermeer?

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1. Which one of the following best describes a tronie?

2. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, why did Vermeer highlight the girl's pearl earrings?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

'Girl with a Pearl Earring' is a masterpiece by Vermeer, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the painting. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the painting's form and Vermeer's techniques.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Purpose of camera obscura
  • Importance of the pearl earring
  • Techniques used in the painting

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related art lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as tronie and camera obscura
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Vermeer's achievements
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Additional Learning

To learn more about art, review the accompanying lesson on 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Vermeer. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn basic facts about 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'
  • View 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' and analyze the artist's technique
  • Know the function and process of camera obscura
  • Understand the legacy of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'