Pearl Earrings Reflection

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We are to watch the movie, “A Girl with a Pearl Earrings”, by the director Peter Weber in 2003. This movie is based on Johannes Vermeer, the famous artist’s life and what is the story behind his painting of the girl with the pearl earrings. 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 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 Johannas 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. Moreover, his mother-in-law lives with them and she manages his much needed painting business to help the family stay stable and earn money. So basically, the movie…show more content…
Vermeer’s wife got furious when her young daughter told her about the pearl earrings that Griet gave back to the mother-in-law. She started asking Vermeer about everything, the relationship between him and the maid, and that she demanded to see the painting too. The wife got mad when she saw the painting of Griet wearing her pearl earrings and wanted to destroy it. Eventually, Vermeer protected the painting and the wife dismissed Griet from the house. Usually, Vermeer tends to protect his servant, Griet, however he is prepared to use Griet’s body and feelings, for money as Vermeer at that time had financial issues. The painting “A Girl with a Pearl Earrings” was inspired by the baroque and 17th century Dutch golden age. As we can see the exotic dress/costume, oriental turban and pearl earrings. Vermeer used some layering with paint, impasto, on the collar that is popping out of the garment. And, the choice of color for the painting was successful and

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