Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) – IMDb

The Girl With The Pearl Earring (As seen on fl...

The Girl With The Pearl Earring (As seen on flickr community) (Photo credit: joanneteh_32(loving Laduree))

English: Girl with Pearl Earring, holding her ...

English: Girl with Pearl Earring, holding her portrait on the main square of Delft, created by Párvusz. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid (1658–1660)

Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid (1658–1660) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Chevalier's fictional account, the characte...

In Chevalier’s fictional account, the character Griet is the model for Vermeer’s painting. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) – IMDb.

Storyline

This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting “Girl With A Pearl Earring” by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. Little is known about the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence . This masterful film attempts to recreate the mysterious girl’s life. Griet, played by Scarlett Johansson, is a maid in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer, played by British actor Colin Firth. Vermeer’s wealthy patron and sole means of support, Van Ruijven, commissions him to paint Griet with the intent that he will have her for himself before it is finished. She must somehow secretly pose for the crucial painting without the knowledge of Vermeer’s wife…Written by thexotherxchris

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