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Friday, May 28, 2010

On Art

The Milkmaid (c. 1658) by Johannes Vermeer



"What does Art do for us? It gives shape to our emotions, makes them visible and, in so doing, places a seal of eternity upon them, a seal representing all those works that, by means of a particular form, have incarnated the universal nature of human emotions."

~Muriel Barbery in The Elegance of the Hedgehog

2 comments:

Prairie Chick said...

I think I recognize this room. Is this by the same painter that did "The girl with the pearl earring?"

Just catching up after a long blog hopping hiatus :)

Heidi said...

Yes, same artist. Nice to 'see you' here, friend. :)