Friday, 8 February 2008

Treasure to share

Girl with a pearl earring
Johannes Vermeer





I recently saw this movy and loved it. It is about Johannes Vermeer, the Dutch painter painting the girl with the pearl earring, the beautiful painting above. Sometimes called the Dutch Mona Lisa. It is filmed in the centre of Delft. I walked around there a lot. My brother lived there for a while in a student house. I think I am a bit homesick at the moment.

22 comments:

  1. Wat een prachtig schilderij. Ik hoop dat ik de film ook eens kan bekijken.

    This painting is really wonderful.

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  2. That is a wonderful painting. It seems to glow with life.

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  3. My all time favourite film! I play it time and time again. But have you read the book? There is so much more to the story than that portrayed in the movie. I highly recommend you grab a copy.

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  4. Gosh, Marja. I didn't know what language that was. Didn't do any better trying to follow the sub-titles either!!

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  5. That is a very touching movie. And Vermeer is quite a painter.

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  6. Marja, I love the Vermeer. I saw some of his paintings a year ago while at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and was blown away to be standing so near the canvases.

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  7. Vermeer's work is so real. I was struck with the life he could bring to life.

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  8. I read the book back about when the movie came out. I liked it.

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  9. I understand homesickness..., no fun. The painting is beautiful of course. My sister went to art college for four years and I'm seen this paintings photo many times because sometimes her exercise was to try to copy the great artists.

    The answer to the riddle was an eye of course, lol.

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  10. A beautiful painting, not familiar with it but I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Erik het is echt de moeite waard. Je kunt hem bij de videoshop krijgen denk ik

    Thanks LGS

    Thanks for the hug Steve. Feel a little bit better now

    I would love to read the book Keith thanks

    Dickiebo the language was English. Heard of that? Couldn't wipe of the undertitling. Sorry

    Thanks Quin

    There is a Vermeer here in Chirstchurch too. He is al over the world.

    Thanks Anil Yeh I am proud of my Dutch artists

    Yeah heard it is good Brad

    No not fun Wynn it is a sort of longing with a slight panic.
    The masters are a good example to paint

    Thanks little wing

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  12. I have not seen this movie. I will make time to view it, thanks for the review.

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  13. This was the most sublime movie. Thank you so much for posting the clip. It provided a nice little break for me in the middle of my workday afternoon. Annie

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  14. Me again! Did you know that Tracy Chevallier who wrote this also wrote 'Chocalat' - another amazing book and film.

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  15. It is a lovely painting and I do want to see the movie! Thank you for reminding me! If you like walks in the winter snow well come along to Canada with me! :)NG

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  16. Great painting :)
    Thank you for the video also

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  17. Manificent art! and the video is great. It's so nice Marja ;0)

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  18. That is a wonderful painting.I have see not the movie!Thanks for sharing,Marja!

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  19. i liked the dutch mona lisa...very nice.

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  20. I saw the movie and liked it so much, I bought the DVD. I think the film is beautifully-photographed. It must have been lovely living in Delft!

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