From monday 26 february to sunday 11 march 2018 an in-depth scientific examination of the girl with a pearl earring (c 1665) by johannes vermeer will take place: 'the girl in the spotlight' the museum's most famous painting was last examined in 1994, during a conservation treatment. Girl with a pearl earring is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by peter webber the screenplay was adapted by screenwriter olivia hetreed, based on the novel girl with a pearl earring by tracy chevalier scarlett johansson stars as griet, a young 17th-century servant in the household of the dutch painter johannes.
Johannes vermeer's girl with a pearl earring is one of his most famous paintings, but very little is actually known about it the girl herself is a mystery who has inspired both a novel and a movie speculating on her true story the painting is back in the united states for the first time since 1995, at san.
The novel is narrated in the first person by a sixteen-year-old girl named griet, who lives in the dutch city of delft the story opens in the year 1664 when griet is abruptly informed that she will be starting work as a maid in the home of the dutch painter vermeer and his wife catharina the economic.
When tracy chevalier looks at paintings, she imagines the stories behind them: how did the painter meet his model what would explain that look in her eye why is that man blushing she shares three stories inspired by portraits, including the one that led to her best-selling novel girl with a pearl earring.