Neatorama reader Allen wrote:
As an addition to the post about impressionists copying from photos: here's a reverse effort by a Russian photographer, Ekaterina Rozdestvenskaya, to stage scenes from paintings as photographs. The site is in Russian, but it's pretty understandable what is what (the links to images are on the right).
The female model in all of these photos is a legendary Russian actress Lyudmila Gurchenko. She's 70, but because she's very slender, she can pull off very young looks with sufficient makeup.
The image above is, of course, Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring [wiki].