Friday Morning Bookclub

April 7, 2011

The Louvre and Girl With A Pearl Earring

Filed under: Historical Fiction,Literary Tidbits — susanbright @ 2:02 pm

Today I went to the Louvre and one of the things I was anxious to see (other than The Mona Lisa) were the paintings by Johannes Vermeer,after all  Girl With a Pearl Earring was a book club favorite. Although the two Vermeer paintings I saw were not amongst those mentioned in the book Girl With a Pearl Earring, it was a thrill to see them in person. I was pleasantly surprised to see how much I knew about Vermeer and his camera obscura  just from reading Tracy Chevalier’s book.  I couldn’t help but remember how Vermeer posed Griet or arranged the props on the table as he prepared to paint.Vermeer’s painting The Lacemaker was just beautiful!

Girl With a Pearl Earring is a wonderful read! Check it out! http://www.tchevalier.com/gwape/

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