Pearls: Katura Design Inspired by Vermeer’s ‘Girl With a Pearl Earring’

New Girl With a PearlThe “Girl With a Pearl Earring” painting by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer has inspired many, ­including Lee Wiser McIntosh. The Atlanta-based ­jewelry maker and founder of Katura Design is such a fan that she recently commissioned a ­photographer to shoot a series of portraits that take a page from the haunting masterpiece.“Vermeer’s painting has long lingered in my mind: the glance, the composition, the lighting, and the singular pearl earring,” says McIntosh. While the designer didn’t want to replicate the painting exactly, she strived to answer the q

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