Friday Morning Bookclub

December 30, 2009

Book Club Trivia 200

Filed under: Trivia — susanbright @ 1:38 pm

What three books that The Friday Morning Bookclub read are based on the lives of real life artists/painters?

Hint: You can use the complete book list for a reference!

Audrey, you are correct! Girl With A Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier is the story of a young girl,Griet, who works for the household of Johannes Vermeer, and whom Vermeer paints wearing one of his wife’s pearl earrings.  Johannes Vermeer, born in 1632 was a dutch painter who was known for his paintings of  domestic interior scenes depicting middle class life.

Does anyone know the name of the other two books?

Thank you Joan for supplying the following answer!

The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein is about the life of the Chinese painter Pan Yuliang, and The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey deals with the painter Gustav Klimt in 19th century Vienna. We can take it a step further and Loving Frank about Frank Lloyd Wright-an artist-architect in his own right.

 

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4 Comments »

  1. Here’s the first answer:
    Girl with a Pearl Earring
    Come on bloggers find the other two titles!!!

    Comment by Audrey — January 5, 2010 @ 10:11 pm | Reply

  2. Girl With A Pearl Earring is correct!

    Comment by susanbright — January 5, 2010 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  3. In addition to Girl With A Pearl Earring, two other books come to mind. The Painter from Shanghai by Jennifer Cody Epstein is about the life of the Chinese painter Pan Yuliang, and The Painted Kiss by Elizabeth Hickey deals with the painter Gustav Klimt in 19th century Vienna. We can take it a step further and Loving Frank about Frank Lloyd Wright-an artist-architect in his own right.

    Comment by Joan — January 6, 2010 @ 10:57 pm | Reply

  4. Hurray Joan! The Painted Kiss and The Painter From Shanghai are correct! Although Frank lloyd Wright was not a painter, he certainly was an “artist”!

    Comment by susanbright — January 6, 2010 @ 11:14 pm | Reply


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