Frederick Carl Frieseke, Girl with Earrings, 1917. Oil on canvas. University of Illinois purchase. 1928-5-1

Guiding questions:

  • Let’s explore the painting and tell the story of what is going on in it.
  • Take a look at the women in the image. She is sitting in front of a mirror, looking at her reflection. There are beams of pale morning light shining through the window behind her.
    • What time of day do you think it is?
    •  What do you do when you get ready in the morning?
    • What is the woman doing in the painting?
    • What do you think she is getting ready for? Why?