Feature presentation of
'Girls with pearls' by caroline sikkenk
to be displayed May 15-21, 2022
as part of the month-long AD ART SHOW 2022
At Westfield World Trade Center inside the Oculus
MvVO ART/AD ART SHOW 2022 will feature selections from an extraordinary series of photographs by Dutch photographer Caroline Sikkenk. The photos will be displayed on monumental digital advertising screens May 15 to May 21, 2022, in a special show within the larger AD ART SHOW, and on the MvVO ART Artsy gallery page. Caroline Sikkenk’s participation in AD ART SHOW is being supported by the American Friends of the Mauritshuis and the Mauritshuis in The Hague—home of the Vermeer masterpiece—and now celebrating 200 years since opening its doors to art lovers.
“Our Girl with the Pearl Earring is as enchanting as she is relevant. She inspires people from all over the world and Caroline Sikkenk’s explorations of ‘Girls with Pearls’ brings another layer of universality to this much beloved Vermeer painting,” Martine Gosselink, General Director of the Mauritshuis.
A professional freelance photographer working in advertising for many brands, NGOs (including Unicef), arts organizations, and in fashion, Caroline Sikkenk was inspired by Vermeer’s iconic ‘Girl with the Pearl Earring’ to create a series of portraits featuring girls—and boys—with pearls. No longer one girl, she is every gender, age, and race, all photographed in poses and in golden light reminiscent of the original masterpiece, revealing the essence of Vermeer’s beautiful Girl in each figure.
“In the mirror of Vermeer’s eye, everyone equally becomes that stunning individual captured in an intimate moment,” Caroline Sikkenk said.