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Vermeer & Ter Borch

Ter Borch, Woman at Her Dressing Table,

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Ter Borch, Woman at Her Dressing Table,
Here is yet another variation on the well-established theme in late Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and literature, of the worship of female beauty. In this literary tradition which has classical roots but a much stronger foundation in late Medieval courtly love, the lover becomes a vassal, servant, slave, prisoner, or worshiper.
Posted by Robert Baldwin on September 1, 2010 Full Size| Slideshow