What wonderful tools they could be

In the June 18-19, 2016 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Anna Russell writes about Vic Muniz’s Mauritshuis, the Haag show, “Versos” which consists of his meticulous reconstructions of the backs of famous paintings like Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” (“Famous Artworks’ B-Sides”). While works of art in their own right, because they provide insights into the materials, construction, and conservation history of those famous paintings, what wonderful tools Muniz’s paintings could be in public education.