Friday, 16 March 2012

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Originally painted by Johannes Vermeer between 1665 and 1667 and is one of the most famous paintings in the world. In 2003 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' was released on film and is perfect to watch in conjunction with this project. It was really interesting to see the back story to the painting and why it looks the way it does, searching for more than just and image as she becomes a real person. Vermeer sits Greit in the position which is familiar as the painting and was a perfect insight into how I may be asking my model to sit for me. It was also interesting to see how the film crew interpreted the styling of Greit. Though the part of her headdress that hangs down is just a little too long! 
"Girl with a Pearl Earring", Johannes Vermeer, 1667
"Girl with a Pearl Earring" film remake, Dien van Straalen, 2003

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