#121 Ik ben Nederlands

Dutch Golden Age, Rembrandt van Rijn is one of the most  famous painter in 1642. The Night Watch is the famous one which depicts a city guard moving out. The meaning of The night watch is the incorrect impression that it depicted a night scene.
 The painting was coated with a dark varnish which gave the meaning night scene when Captain Frans Banning Cocq leads with his lieutenant, Willem van Ruytenburch. The painting is on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is the largest and most prestigious museum for art and history in the Netherlands.
The other paint is “The Dutch Mona Lisa” which was painted by Johannes Vermeer in 17th century Holland. Sometimes called “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. Behind this painting, author Tracey Chevalier builds up a story in her novel Girl with a Pearl Earring

“When you look at her on the cover of the book, you can see why. Looking over her left shoulder, the girl’s expression is difficult to describe. She looks…a little weary, perhaps…or about to smile”

In theTracey Chevalier’s novel, Johannes Vermeer becomes close with a fictional servant which is hired as an assistant named Griet. In this novel Griet as a painting model while wearing one of Johannes Vermeer wife’s pearl earrings.

In 2003 and 2008, this novel inspired to make a film with Scarlett Johansson as the girl with the pearl earring and she is nominated for several awards namely Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for Best Actress  in a Leading Role

Curious about the other arts? Go to Netherlands, look and feel it! 
I also want to feel it! 🙂
– ditulis oleh Tiara Astrid Lubis
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