Sunday, September 1, 2013

Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer

A couple of girlfriends and I are talking about a day trip to New York, which is very exciting! It would be my friend's 30th birthday. Having been a few times, I was looking online for things to do. Since I studied art history for six years, I searched future exhibitions. One of my favorite paintings, Girl with a Pearl Earring by Vermeer will be at the Frick ...the day after! Specifically, the exhibition runs from October 22, 2013 through January 19, 2014. So... if anyone wants to visit New York and stop by this museum to see it with me, let me know! I also love the novel of the same title by one of my favorite authors Tracy Chevalier. I may be living in Philadelphia by then and it'd be a shorter commute! I've never been to the Frick Collection. For the details, here's the link...

http://www.frick.org/exhibitions/mauritshuis



2 comments:

  1. I will totally make a day trip to see that painting with you! Love it and the novel. I had a friend (non-artistic) read it once and she said that the way the book described the way artists see colors helped her understand so much more!

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    1. Fantastic! :)

      I remember randomly picking the book off the shelf at the Virgin Records store in New York actually, on my first trip there when I was 13. I love (art) historical fiction, that you can imagine the person and their daily life. More than just learning about a historical figure. Tracy Chevalier's writing is so vivid; I adore all her books.

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