My piece is a mash up between the two famous artists Pablo Picasso and Johannes Vermeer; it is entitled Fille avec une Boucle d'Oreille which translates to Girl with a Pearl Earring. I chose this title since the subject of my piece was the previously mentioned piece of art, one of Vermeer’s most famous paintings. I translated it into French since Picasso, although born in Spain, spent a substantial portion of his life in France and titled many pieces of his work in French. The Picasso part of this mash up was the style I chose to paint this piece in. I attempted to paint in a similar style to Picasso’s cubism era; especially like his pieces The Weeping Woman, Girl before a Mirror, and Jacqueline. Picasso and Vermeer had different artist styles and came from very different backgrounds. Vermeer was a Dutch painter during the 17th centenary which was considered the Dutch Golden Age. He was considered a genre painter, his paintings mainly focusing on aspects of day to day life. Vermeer’s realistic style contrasts Picasso’s abstract style of cubism. Picasso used bright colors in many of his pieces whereas many Vermeer pieces have a more monotonic and muted pallet. Vermeer was known for using very fine expensive paints; Picasso however is believed have used common household paints for his masterpieces. When creating my painting I used many elements and principals of art. I used a bright yellow contrast with its complementary color, purple, to draw emphasis to the girl’s face and to contrast with the darkly colored background. I used the color white to draw emphasis to the earring. I purposely used incorrect proportion such as the eyes being too high on the head, the mouth being too large, and the nose being too long, to help replicate Picasso’s style. I used bold lines to help define the shape of my painting.