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Great art parodies: 25 iconic paintings recreated by funny and clever contemporary artists

Love Walked In

The Girl With the Pearl Earring inspired a fictional account of Vermeer's life by Tracy Chevalier, selling +2m copies. 100yrs ago, the painting itself wasn't even recognised as a Vermeer. It was bought at auction for 2 gilders, 40cents. Interestingly, typical Dutch paintings of the time are narrative based, Vermeer removes symbolic references and demands meditation. You become the calm person in the painting, by holding a look that in reality could only last a moment.

Jan Vermeer – Let There Be Light

Allegory by Vermeer. As with Rembrandt Vermeer's women were bottom-heavy. A smooth expanse of flesh at bust and shoulder was considered desirable. Shapely arms were part of this look.