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Beauty
July 2002

Women, Light, and Solitude

Author Affiliations

Williams Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
1072 Troy-Schenectady Rd
Latham, NY 12110
(e-mail: samlammd@yahoo.com)

 

Williams Center for Facial Plastic Surgery
 1072 Troy-Schenectady Rd
 Latham, NY 12110
 (e-mail: samlammd@yahoo.com)


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2002;4(3):208-cover3. doi:

THE 17TH-CENTURY Dutch master Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675) has been the object of much reverent adoration over the past century. The French novelist Marcel Proust held the painter in the highest esteem and immortalized him in his opus magnum, À la Recherche du Temps Perdu. Just prior to his death, Proust's last foray out of his Parisian apartment was made to view 3 Vermeers exhibited in the Jeu de Paume in 1921. Vermeer's legions of admirers are largely drawn by the aura of serenity and order that pervade the delicate interiors of his paintings. With the turmoil of modern life encroaching daily, the urban dweller may obtain a brief but cherished respite while peering into Vermeer's tranquil world.

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