Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring postcard. Oil painting on canvas circa 1665. Often called the Mona Lisa of the North, Girl with a Pearl Earring is Johannes Vermeer’s most famous painting. The pearl earring serves as a focal point of reference from which the three different color spheres of the painting emanate. The blue and yellow headscarf and mustard shawl are also cleverly highlighted by the stark white collar, the whites of the eyes, and the wet red lips. A great gift for fans of Johannes Vermeer, baroque painting, and Dutch art.