or: Hey, but leading scientists and experts agree!
Only, you see, that or something like it ain't it.
Vermeer's glazes have both faded and (even worse) been scrubbed away by tasteless heavy handed hacks, so all that remains is a duotone underpainting* (which they pass off as his subtle use of colour). Now if thats what remains of the master's hand …fine …but the gall to claim it's a restoration of Vermeer's original vision.
Condition before cleaning**~
file under: Further proof of, "It just doesn't matter anymore …"
*a.k.a. ~ Dead-colouring (as in grey, lifeless)
**which it needed, but this would only prelude an extensive repaint (that no one will do), so why bother?