When art comes to life

Or so it appears. If you have an imagination and art inspires you to a world that might not have been or a world you would have liked it to be, you can’t help but be moved by it. Upong seeing a work of art painted by one of the greatest artists of history, how can you not be inspired?

This past week I watched “Girl with a Pearl Earring”. This movie was inspired by a painting done by Dutch artist Jan Vermeer (1632 – 1675). Vermeer’s artwork has been known to be extremely realistic with his ability to use light in his paintings. If you are an art enthuist such as myself, you will love this movie and I highly recommend it. I can’t believe I missed this movie as I always love movies about art and historic artists.

Here is the movie trailer.

A little known secret not many people know (well, they do now) is that growing up one of my first “aunts” was from Holland. Her name is Vera. Vera would show me Dutch cartoons and Dutch artwork. I’ve grown to like the blue and white dinner plates and cups, ceramic tiles that is typical in their homes. I have a special love towards Dutch culture. It doesn’t hurt either I dated a very sweet Dutch guy several years ago. We could have gotten married, but I wasn’t ready for it. Holland is a country I would love to visit one day. I follow a blogger who blogs from Holland! She knows who she is!

I know what its like to be inspired. I once saw a picture of a painting of a boy playing a flute and I was inspired to compose a little song that I thought he might have played. You can find it here below. Just click on the link and find “The French Flute Player” and you’ll hear the song. I’m not sure if the painting is French, but nevertheless, I was inspired.


I’ve also written about another young Dutch artist on one of my blogs. I think he’s so talented! Here is the video part. I don’t have time to find the link to the entire blog page about him, but it’s here somewhere in my years worth of blogs.