Girl with a pearl earring is a magnificent contemplative art work and a beautiful dramatic romance based on a famous painting, which has this name it is known that the maid who worked in vermeer's house was the model and inspiration for such a piece of arts. After reading girl with a pearl earring the reader will understand just how important children are to the work as a whole for their actions drive the plot and more then half of the book's characters are children. Girl with a pearl earring reader reviews and comments, and links to write your own review (page 1 of 7. This is the subject of chevalier's novel girl with a pearl earring the novel both recognizes the painting's historic and artistic intensity and monopolizes on that intensity to create a fascinating story of a young girl in a small city during a unique period of time.
Use this reader's guide with adult book groups. Girl with a pearl earring, the - kindle edition by tracy chevalier download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading girl with a pearl earring, the. The girl with a pearl earring, the nautilus curve, spiral galaxies, and other beautiful things (the new mathematics for the millions book 24) screen reader. The girl with a pearl earring is a seventeenth-century painting that sparks the imagination her enigmatic gaze, vermeer's use of colour, and the outstanding play of light in this work captivate everyone who sees it.
As vermeer's girl with a pearl earring returns home to the hague, alastair sooke delves into the story of the mysterious painting - and its enigmatic creator. Based on tracey chevalier's best selling novel of the same name, pearl earring is essentially a love story that transports the reader and the viewer through time courtesy of an intriguing fictional tale of the story behind the painting and the world of vermeer and griet, the unknown beautiful young maid who is the painting's subject. Girl with a pearl earring (1999) modest dutch maid becomes poster girl for the painter johannes vermeer buy. Girl with a pearl earring became very popular in both europe and usa, it has also been filmed with scarlett johansson and colin firth as the main characters (griet and vermeer) a girl with pearl earring is the fiction behind the 178uth-century painting by johannes vermeer. Girl with a pearl earring is based on a novel by tracey chevalier the source material creates a backstory for the portrait of the same name by dutch painter, johannes vermeer although the identity of the beautiful girl who inspired vermeer to paint his masterpiece is elusive, chevalier crafted her.
Girl with a pearl earring questions and answers the question and answer section for girl with a pearl earring is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel. Close up of the painting girl with a pearl earring showing the cleaning process during its restoration at the mauritshuis, the hague, in 1994. In girl with a pearl earring by tracy chevalier, the reader sees how people are treated differently based on their class and vocation although johannes vermeer can barely support his ever-expanding family, when his household helpers, tanneke or griet purchases goods at the market or the apothecary for the family, they are allowed to put. The book was written by the author inspired by the famous painting called girl with a pearl earring created by famous painter johannes vermeer then the book was cinematized in 2003 and it was a very close to plot adaptation of the book.
Despite a deceptively simple composition, johannes vermeer's girl with a pearl earring has captured the imaginations of art fans around the world while little is certain about the girl behind the. Girl with a pearl earring (dutch: meisje met de parel) is an oil painting by dutch golden age painter johannes vermeerit is a tronie of a girl wearing a headscarf and a pearl earring. In girl with a pearl earring, she recreates the 17th-century world of johannes vermeer this haunting work of historical fiction received rave reviews in publications as diverse as the new yorker , the wall street journal , and the christian science monitor. Tracy chevalier's fictional historical novel girl with a pearl earring provides an excellent background to johannes vermeer's painting of the same name, which is in itself, at least as suspenseful as chevalier's story.
Girl with a pearl earring tells a fictional tale about how the title painting by 17th century dutch painter vermeer might have come to be outwardly, the film is a story about the painter and a household maid who becomes the subject of the painting. Its most famous line serves as the title of a new book, reader, i married him, edited by tracy chevalier, the bestselling author of girl with a pearl earring each of the 21 tales in. About girl with a pearl earring the new york times bestselling novel by the author of at the edge of the orchard and remarkable creatures translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an oscar-nominated film, starring scarlett johanson and colin firth. Girl with a pearl earring portrays a young woman sitting before a dark backdropthough seemingly inconsequential, this stark and shallow background beautifully contrasts the figure's cream-colored skin and translucent eyes, which are fixed on the viewer.
Tracy chevalier's masterpiece is about a masterpiece: the eponymous girl with a pearl earring if you haven't read it, it's about a servant girl who captures the imagination of johannes vermeer and inspires him to create what is probably his most famous work. Girl with a pearl earring by tracy chevalier has a bookaxe shelfie score of 39% publisher synopsis: an international bestseller with over two million copies sold, this is a story of an artist's desire for beauty and the ultimate corruption of innocence. Topic: girl with the pearl earring by tracy chevalier (5 of 50), read 60 times conf: constant reader from: peg harrah ([email protected]) date: wednesday, march 08, 2000 10:17 am joann, enjoyed your insightful post on girl with a pearl earring.