ART & CULTURE
BLACK GIRL WITH A PEARL
Jenny Boot used to be a painter. After many wanderings, she eventually chose to pursue photographic education. In 2012 she graduated as a fashion photographer in Amsterdam. Although during her graduation year she already had exhibitions in Paris and New York, Jenny saw herself working for fashion magazines rather than being an artist. She was discovered in 2015 and her work has been shown at all the leading art fairs in the world. Her works are now in various prestigious collections.
Jenny Boot’s work can best be described as that of a modern artist with “roots” in the 17th century. Beautiful young women in ‘Rembrandt lighting’ with millstone collars that are never what they seem. An intersection of light and dark. Boot controls ‘claire obscure’ light use like no other.
Her majestic portraits and dinner scenes are appreciated worldwide. Her ‘Black girl with pearl earring’, a completely black remake of Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’, was so much appreciated by the Vermeer center in Delft that they purchased her first copy for their permanent collection.