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Dutch Golden Age Film Series


Frist Center for the Visual Arts
919 Broadway | Get Directions

(615) 244-3340
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Dutch Golden Age artists developed unique approaches to still-life, landscape, and genre painting that reflected the land they reclaimed from the sea, the sources of their prosperous trade, and the might of their naval power. Two films in this series imagine the story behind an artwork of the period, while another presents the biography of one of the best known artists of the age.

Girl with a Pearl Earring is the story of Griet, a seventeenth-century teenage girl who leaves her family in the country to become a servant for the household of Johannes Vermeer in the comparatively bustling, canal-laden burgh of Delft. When she arrives, she finds herself at the low end of the servant totem pole until she's allowed to clean ―the master’s painting studio. There, she catches the eye of Vermeer; eventually, he begins to paint her portrait.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, and Essie Davis.

Directed by Peter Webber, 2003.
100 minutes. 35 mm. Rated PG-13.

*Please note that the films included in this series contain adult language, themes, and content and may not be
suitable for children. Parental discretion is advised.

Gallery admission required


February, 15 @ 7:00 pm

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