Girl with a Pearl Earring parodies are the internet's latest art obsession

Art trends
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For some unknown reason, the internet seems to have developed an obsession with parodying Johannes Vermeer's famous painting "Girl with a Pearl Earring' and honestly, I'm a little obsessed. From original recreations to AI art, the eclectic renditions of the classic portrait are equally mind-boggling as they are utterly fantastic.

With AI art generators rising in popularity, the opportunity for bizarre artwork is seemingly endless, and creatives across the internet have not held back in dreaming up the most weird and wonderful pieces. Regretfully, while I can't offer an explanation for this strange phenomenon, I can however provide a selection of my favourite examples. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.