суббота, 24 января 2009 г.

Postcard from Netherlands



The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer's masterworks and as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. The painting is currently housed at The Mauritshuis in The Hague. It is sometimes referred to as "the Mona Lisa of the North" or "the Dutch Mona Lisa".

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 1999 historical novel written by Tracy Chevalier. It takes place in Delft, Holland and was inspired by Vermeer's painting Girl with a Pearl Earring. It fictionalizes the circumstances under which the painting was created. It was adapted into a 2003 film of the same name and a 2008 play of the same name.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 United Kingdom/Luxembourg drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed based on the novel by Tracy Chevalier. The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson and Cillian Murphy. The film is named after a painting of the same name by the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer.

Johannes Vermeer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johannes_Vermeer
Girl with a Pearl Earring (novel) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring_(novel)
Girl with a Pearl Earring (film) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Girl_with_a_Pearl_Earring_(film)

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