A Girl With A Pearl Earrings Analysis

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We are to watch the movie, “A Girl with a Pearl Earrings”, by the director Peter Weber, that was filmed in 2003. Based on the movie, Johannes Vermeer, the famous artist’s life and what is the story behind his painting of the girl with the pearl earrings. The movie is quit modest with the way it presented that time with the way they dressed to the way they spoke. It also focused of how art was important, precious and a luxury to attain. It addresses the tough life of people who suffer living problem such as, money, are treated and looked down on. However, they upper-class pity their conditions and take them in. One of the main aspects of this movie is the old-fashioned depictions of a maid 's sufferings and duties and the formal events of life in 17th-Century Holland. The movie shows the challenges to morality if money needed or greed is involved. First of all, The movie shows Holland in 1665, begins with the story about a young girl’s life; after her father, who was a tile painter, lost his sight. When her father became blind, the family suffered financial problems and had to send their daughter, “Griet”, to work as a servant for the painter Johannes Vermeer’s household. When she went to start her new work serving Vermeer’s family, she found out that he has six children with more to come and how Vermeer wife could not stand her from the moment she walked in. Moreover, his mother-in-law lives with them too and she manages his much-needed painting business to help the
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