Little is known about the girl in the painting, it is speculated that she was a maid who lived in the house of the painter along with his family and other servants, though there is no historical evidence. First of all, her attitude towards the people in the household transforms. In North America it was distributed by. Her only way out of this living hell, is for Griet to be around her master, Vermeer. Her younger brother Frans is apprenticed outside and eventually her younger sister Agnes dies of.
Hudson withdrew shortly before filming began, however, and the film was placed in hiatus until the hire of Webber, who re-initiated the casting process. Often painting is romanticized, which it is here, but we also see the worry the other family members have as the money box is repeatedly emptied, and purchases must be made by credit. It was all he had to say. Confused, Griet asks about the whereabouts of her portrait. Here she mixes the substance with water to produce a blue that leapt off the screen and transfixed my gaze. A conflicted Griet must deal with her growing fascination with Vermeer and his talent,and subsequently fend off Van Ruijven, who attempts to rape her in the courtyard. Cast: , , , , , , , Alakina Mann Director: Genres: , Production Co: Archer Street Productions Distributors: Lionsgate Films Keywords: , , , , ,.
In the movie, we see Griet making a slip of the tongue when she introduces Pieter to her parents. Johansson's role contains little dialogue. She wears a simple blue headband and a modest smock. In spite of its cinematography and good casting, the movie focuses on the sexual tension in the allegedly repressed Dutch society. She has to work hard and has to accept being commanded all the time. The fact that they were working so closely together had to be kept a secret from the family, especially from Catharina, who would certainly be jealous.
She does her best to adjust, despite the unkind treatment from Vermeer's daughter Cornelia. Click on a plot link to find similar books!. For all the sunlight that shines into his studio, there's no air — the sense of two people breathing easily in one another's company. An important trait of Griet is that she always tried to hide her face under her cap. Vermeer discovers that Griet has an eye for art and secretly asks her to run errands and perform tasks for him, such as mixing his paints and acting as a substitute model. When she leaves, Griet is unsure what to do with the earrings. The painting has become as intriguing in its modest way as the Mona Lisa.
I had expected that she would be even more difficult than before, but instead she seemed to fear me. Vermeer and Griet formed a bond, which culminated in his creating a painting of her. Maria Thins too changed towards me, treating me with more respect. A movie about those things would have been a bad movie. They embrace and make love in a barn, where Pieter proposes marriage, but Griet unexpectedly leaves.
Griet we discover is being sent away by her family to become a housemaid. And there is certainly not the slightest hint that he was the sexual predator that Chevalier portrays. In addition, it too started from an attempt to decipher the enigmatic look of the sitter in a painting of the period. She has already kissed him, but she was not completely fallen for him. Vermeer and his wife have four daughters as well as an infant son, and Catharina is pregnant with another child at the time Griet is hired. Around this time, Pieter the son becomes more aggressive in his pursuit of Griet and even shows up at the Vermeer's doorstep on her eighteen birthday to propose to her.
She is given no choice by her parents over whether or where she will work. Girl with a Pearl Earring is a fictional account of how Jan Vermeer may have conceived and painted his best-known and loved work of the same name. Though this information is not very important for the story. Briefly; she is thinking about Vermeer. All of these elements are guessed at by the filmmakers as they regard a painting made in about 1665 by Johannes Vermeer.
As I lay in bed one night I decided I had to make the change myself. Since she is responsible for purchasing meat for the family's meals, she begins to interact frequently with Pieter the butcher and his son Pieter the younger. Whether a good or bad one, she will never know. He then tells her she must wear the other one as well. Cornelia seizes the chance to let Catharina discover this and in the resulting scandal Vermeer remains silent and Griet is forced to leave. In his will, Vermeer requested that Catharina give Griet the pearl earrings from the painting, which is why Catharina has called her here.
Archived from on 3 November 2013. However, Griet is warned by Vermeer's friend, , not to get too close to the artist because he is more interested in painting than he is in people. These quotes show her bold behaviour, namely these thoughts are not very usual to have for a maid about her master. As a summary, concerning my thesis; the book shows better the change of behaviour of Griet. Catharina is furious and wants to know whether Griet has stolen the earrings that she is depicted wearing in the portrait.