Essays Tagged: "Vermeer"

'Girl With A Pearl Earring' By Tracy Chevalier: "As a woman and a maid, Griet holds little power, while Vermeer exercises his authority over her."

we may have first thought. As we move deeper into the novel we find that Griet has some power over Vermeer's paintings, along with the Vermeer family and as we reach the end of the novel we learn of ... g with the Vermeer family and as we reach the end of the novel we learn of her power to destroy the Vermeer family.Griet becomes a well respected critique of Vermeer's paintings, Vermeer recognises he ...

(1 pages) 49 0 3.2 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Girl With a Pearl Earring" Analysis

ardship, and other experiences throughout her work as a maid. She is employed at the famous painter Vermeer's very large household. Catharina plays a main role in the house and is Vermeer's stuck-up h ... ghout the novel, Griet, Catharina, Tanneke, and Cornelia compete over their presence in the mind of Vermeer. Griet wins this battle, but in an essence, also loses the battle because everyone in the ho ...

(4 pages) 56 0 2.5 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

How do texts communicate the concept of change

he begins a job at a painter's house that has exceptional artistic skills. Due to the complexity of Vermeer's artwork, Griet changes from a simple girl to a complicated girl. First person narration al ... ticle. They both indicate that a change in perspective comes as a result of education. In the novel Vermeer teaches Griet that everything is not as it seems. This idea is shown through a metaphor, "Wh ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.7 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Financial Situations

also caught in a more desperate situation than Elizabeth, since she has just been thrown out of the Vermeer house. Finally, Elizabeth had other prospects, such as Mr. Wickham, to pursue, while Griet h ... of stability, before her father dies and Mr. Collins inherits Longbourn. Griet is thrown out of the Vermeer house after the painting is discovered and must make a heart wrenching decision, to sacrific ...

(4 pages) 452 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What is Design?

ing or piece of art will contain a majority of these principles. One such piece is that of Johannes Vermeer's titled, "Woman Holding a Balance." First, Vermeer is able to exhibit two different ... gaze, one can see the scales that the woman is holding are perfectly balanced. Through this object Vermeer creates bilateral symmetry through the design principle of symmetrical balance. Neither side ...

(2 pages) 45 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Book Review : Girl with the Pearl Earring

by side" (5). However, her excellent insight became obvious when she was able to describe Johannes Vermeer's new painting to her blind father.Griet's father was originally a tile painter until "one d ... g his eyes and his trade" (7). Because of this, Griet had to start working for the painter Johannes Vermeer. He needed someone to clean his studio without moving anything. She was use to doing this be ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Works of Art

Art essay - imperialism

ce inspired the making of art that embodies the qualities of urban life. As a result it is Johannes Vermeer painting, View of Delft that provides more of a realistic effect than Utagawa Hiroshige's Ni ... f Delft that provides more of a realistic effect than Utagawa Hiroshige's Night View. Johannes Vermeer'sView of Delft is an "oil on canvas painting". The form of painting of this piece is realism ...

(3 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays