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As one of the modern world’s most controversial street artist, Banksy has developed an entire art subculture. His work is one of the most easily identifiable and tends to have a profound impact on any location. For years his identity was largely unknown. He has worked with numerous types of street art media and his work often includes many powerful, often controversial images gaining an impressive viral status.

Many believe that a first impression is the last impression. This notion is challenged when looking at the Girl with a Pearl Earring. When you glance at her you delve almost involuntarily to look deeper. Enticed by her shiny pearl earring, your mind begins to question. Why is she glancing back at you? It seems like she’s about to tell us something with her lips partially open. But all we have is her silence, adding to her mysterious charm. She’s alluded crowds including the Duchess of Cambridge, who met her at Mauritshuis museum in The Hague. So, you’re not alone in journeying the story behind this girl.