Girl with a Pearl Earring ePUB ↠ a Pearl ePUB

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 portrait of the anonymous Girl with a Pearl Earring has exerted a particular fascination for centuries—and it is this magnetic painting that lies at the heart of Tracy Chevalier's second novel of the same title Girl with a Pearl Earring centers on Vermeer's prosperous Delft household during the 1660s When Griet the novel's quietly perceptive heroine is hired as a servant turmoil follows First the 16 year old narrator becomes increasingly intimate with her master Then Vermeer employs her as his assistant—and ultimately has Griet sit for him as a model


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