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  1. Girl With a Pearl Earringby Tracy Chevalier Jan Vermeer.Girl with a Pearl Earring. c.1665. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, the Hague, Netherlands.

  2. The Author: Tracy Chevalier Born: 19 October 1962 in Washington, DC. Education: BA in English, Oberlin College, Ohio, 1984. MA in creative writing, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, 1994.

  3. Why did Chevalier write about the girl in Vermeer’s painting? • I have had a copy of that painting for a long time. I love it because it is so beautiful and mysterious. The expression on the girl’s face is ambiguous – sometimes she looks happy, sometimes sad, sometimes innocent, sometimes seductive. I was always curious about what she was thinking, and one day I wondered what Vermeer did to her to make her look like that. I began to understand that the painting is more than a picture of the girl, but also a portrait of the relationship between the painter and the model. I thought there must be a story behind her look, but when I found out that we don’t know who the model for the painting was, I realized I would have to make up the story myself. •

  4. Genre = Historical Fiction A novel that re-creates a period or event in history and often uses historical figures as some of its characters.

  5. Delft

  6. Art in Vermeer’s Time • Known as “The Dutch Golden Age” • Painting was not considered an art, but a craftsmanship, a way to make a living.

  7. Johannes (yo-haan) Vermeer, or Jan Vermeer, or Johannes van der Meer lived 1632 – 1677 lived in Delft, The Netherlands was one of the “Dutch Old Master” painters little is known about his life only a small number of his paintings have been preserved (31 known) a versatile catalog: painted portraits, landscapes, and everyday scenes or individuals or small groups Vermeer, the Painter~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  8. Vermeer’s Technique~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ • choice & preparation of the support  • inventing (drawing)  • dead-coloring (underpainting)  • working-up & retouching   • glazing

  9. Vermeer’s Signature


  11. some paintings mentioned in the novel…

  12. View of Delft Jan Vermeer.View of Delfi. c.1660-1661. Oil on canvas. Mauritshuis, the Hague, Netherlands. <>.

  13. Woman With a Pearl Necklace Jan Vermeer.Woman with a Pearl Necklace. c.1664. Oil on canvas. Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany. <>.

  14. The Milkmaid (Tanneke) Jan Vermeer.The Milkmaid. c.1658-1660. Oil on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands. <>.

  15. Woman with a Water Jug Jan Vermeer.Woman with a Water Jug. c.1664-1665. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. National Gallery of Art. Web. 17 Oct. 2009.

  16. The Girl With a Wine Glass Jan Vermeer.The Girl with a Wine Glass. c.1659-1660. Oil on canvas. Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Brunswick, Germany. <>.

  17. Lady Writing a Letter Jan Vermeer.A Lady Writing. c.1665. National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC. National Gallery of Art. Web. 17 Oct. 2009.

  18. The Concert Jan Vermeer.The Concert. c.1665-1666. Oil on canvas. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, MA, USA. <>.

  19. The Dutch MONA LISA

  20. Does Scarlett Johanssonmake a convincing “Girl”?

  21. Griet Vermeer and Griet look at colors in the clouds.

  22. Delft Tiles

  23. Delft Tiles

  24. Johannes Vermeer

  25. Maria Thins

  26. Pieter: the butcher’s son

  27. Catharina ~ Vermeer’s Wife

  28. Van Ruijven

  29. web sites worth your time… • “The Essential Vermeer” web site: • Tracy Chevalier’s official web page: • The MauritsHuis – Museum at The Hague that houses much Dutch artwork, including Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring