I’m having a bit of a Girl with the Pearl Earring week this week. It popped up on Tuesday for my teaser and here it is again for my cover attraction.
Don’t those eyes just draw you in and say ‘I’m here in this book – let me show you…’ According to the Girl with a pearl Earring website Chevailer had a print of Vermeer’s painting in her bedroom and those eyes said to her ‘this is my story, tell it’. Vermeer’s art features in Chevalier’s story & even though I’m not very far into it yet but I can already recognise the scene of Delft as Chevalier described it and Vermeer painted it in View of Delft (also featured on the cover) and Griet’s every day head-dress (not the one she’s wearing here) in Young Woman with a Water Pitcher.
AND I love the way Chevalier drops us into the story as The Woman with a Pearl Necklace is being developed by Vermeer.