Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring

With precisely 35 canvases to his credit, the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer represents one of the great enigmas of 17th-century art. The meager facts of his biography have been gleaned from a handful of legal documents. Yet Vermeer's extraordinary paintings of domestic life, with their subtle play of light and texture, have come to define the Dutch golden age. His portrai With precisely 35 canvases to his credit, the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer represents one of the great enigmas of 17th-...

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Title:Girl with a Pearl Earring
Author:Tracy Chevalier
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Genres:Historical
ISBN:Girl with a Pearl Earring
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:233 pages pages

Girl with a Pearl Earring Reviews

  • Daniel
    Jul 20, 2007
    Another one of my wife's recommendations (I read a lot of books that way), I picked it up from the bookshelf the night we came back from seeing the film with Scarlett Johansonn and Colin Firth. I loved the movie--it was just so incredibly sumptuous--and was curious to know the story in...
  • Kate
    Jul 29, 2007
    I know almost nothing about art, but even I can tell that Girl With a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer is a brilliant painting; 'captivating' is probably the best word to describe it. One presumes that Chevalier agrees with me, and this is what lead her to write a novel about the pain...
  • Diane
    Feb 18, 2016
    This was a pleasant diversion. This novel about a pretty maid who appeared in one of Vermeer's paintings is easy to slip into, didn't ask much of me, and kept me entertained for a few days. Is it great literature? No. Was it turned into a decent movie? Yes. Would I recommend the bo...
  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Oct 11, 2008
    Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 1999 historical novel written by Tracy Chevalier. Set in 17th century Delft, Holland, the novel was inspired by Delft school painter Johannes Vermeer's painting Girl with a Pearl Earring. Chevalier presents a fi...
  • Madeleine
    Jun 03, 2008
    So the parts when Vermeer was actually being a painter were interesting. Seeing as I slogged through this on account of a recommendation that arose from an art-class lecture on Vermeer, I was hoping that the art stuff would at least deliver. But it's not a good sign when a book's m...
  • Jason Koivu
    Feb 29, 2012
    I CAN'T SHOUT "MEH!" LOUD ENOUGH!!! The popular fame obtained by this book and its subsequent movie version starring Scarlett Johansson... *two hours later* (Sorry, I was daydreaming)...had me expecting a tumultuous romance, a grab-ya and hold-ya reading experience. But this.....
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Feb 05, 2015
    ?I heard voices outside our front door - a woman's, bright as polished brass, and a man's, low and dark like the wood of the table I was working on. They were the kind of voices we heard rarely in our house. I could hear rich carpets in their voices, books and pearls and fur.? ...
  • Ij
    Jul 10, 2011
    Girl with a Pearl Earring Tracy Chevalier Plume, 2001 The ?Girl with a Pearl Earring? is a painting done by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer, around 1665. Not much is known about Vermeer which gives Chevalier creative license to develop what I believe is an interesting story...
  • Barry Pierce
    Jul 02, 2017
    I approached this novel trepidatiously. How could I ever suspend my disbelief with this work? How could I ever believe such a ridiculous tale about Vermeer and one of his most revered paintings? I must admit that I opened this novel expecting to utterly detest the lies it weaves. By pa...
  • Vane J.
    Sep 12, 2014
    Have you ever seen the painting Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer? No? Then, have a look at it: Isn't it beautiful? I hadn't seen it until a few months ago, in a class I was taking at the university called ?film appreciation?. My professor wanted to show us th...