The girl with the filters

Francis Loh Jing Hao | 2L 2021 | Acrylic on canvas

There are two aspects to this piece: Art, and Technology

The girl with a pearl earring is one of the first paintings that I saw when I was young, and it has captivated me since then. Originally, I planned to make the subject just a contemporary artist but after being advised by my art teacher, I stumbled upon the girl with a pearl earring and immediately knew that I wanted to try to paint it.

I experimented with the ideas of filters, a concept becoming increasingly relevant in the present society where everyone posts selfie on themselves on social media with various filters. The “filters” in this case would be different art styles, so I thought it would be a challenging yet enriching experience to attempt to apply various styles to a renowned work of art.