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Jan 24, 2013
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Girl with a Pearl Earring Selfie


  The Vermeer mashup represents one of the internet’s many mysteries, and highlights some of the problems current and future researchers face when aiming to determine points of origin for creative works expressed on the internet and uploaded as an image file.
  
  The earliest reference to this piece I could find was March 5 2012, posted at the Clumsy Odd Stubborn Tumblr.[12] This post does not identify a source, nor the artist responsible. Later postings at other sites identified the artist as Mitchell Grafton, though with no link the artist’s site or original post source. The image achieved widespread exposure when it was posted by pioneer blogger Jason Kottke on October 18 2012.[13] Kottke clarifies that he has been unable establish an “airtight” source or attribution for this image.


(via Three Pipe Problem: Alteration and invention - Raphael, Vermeer and the mashup)

Girl with a Pearl Earring Selfie

The Vermeer mashup represents one of the internet’s many mysteries, and highlights some of the problems current and future researchers face when aiming to determine points of origin for creative works expressed on the internet and uploaded as an image file.

The earliest reference to this piece I could find was March 5 2012, posted at the Clumsy Odd Stubborn Tumblr.[12] This post does not identify a source, nor the artist responsible. Later postings at other sites identified the artist as Mitchell Grafton, though with no link the artist’s site or original post source. The image achieved widespread exposure when it was posted by pioneer blogger Jason Kottke on October 18 2012.[13] Kottke clarifies that he has been unable establish an “airtight” source or attribution for this image.

(via Three Pipe Problem: Alteration and invention - Raphael, Vermeer and the mashup)

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    I believe that this is the original. Vermeer took the other, more familiar image, on a much better camera.
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    I went and saw the documentary “Tim’s Vermeer”, which I actually really enjoyed watching. Although it could’ve used some...
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    Yeah, this is how it really went!
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  25. mossmonkey reblogged this from austinkleon and added:
    Vermeer apparently based GWAPE on a selfie… ;)
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