I am not one to usually be attracted to older paintings... but Vermeer... I just love the colors and the way he captures the subjects. In Girl with a Pearl Earring, it showed the way they crushed the stones to make the paints. I thought about that as I bought my ultramarine blue. Traditionally it was made of crushed lapis lazuli. And then I found this website which lists Vermeers palette colors and was amazed that someone actually knew this! This is mid-17th century! I love the yellow and blue of this painting. I must be in a blue period right now! The lips and eyes are so beautiful too! It's truly awesome.