‘Girl’ is the highlight, but Dutch masters abound at show
By Felicia Feaster
For the AJC
“Girl with a Pearl Earring,” the Johannes Vermeer painting currently holding court at the High Museum, put me in mind of the vintage Blackglama fur ad campaign: “What becomes a legend most?” Vermeer’s painting has moved from mere art object to iconic cultural phenomenon, inspiration for a book and movie, and capable of rendering an audience slack-jawed and cowed before it.
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