Jacques-Émile Blanche, “Portrait of Marcel Proust” (1892), oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay ([Public domain] via Wikimedia)

Marcel Proust’s Dream of Art


Jacques-Émile Blanche, “Portrait of Marcel Proust” (1892), oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay ([Public domain] via Wikimedia)
Jacques-Émile Blanche, “Portrait of Marcel Proust” (1892), oil on canvas, Musée d’Orsay ([Public domain] via Wikimedia)
Perhaps the most ironic, darkly comic, and touching death scene in 20th-century literature takes place in front of Vermeer’s painting “A View of the Delft” (1660-1661) in Marcel Proust’s novel In Search of Lost Time (1913-1927).

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5 thoughts on “Marcel Proust’s Dream of Art

  1. I admire Vermeer’s paintings, and have good and bad memories of Proust’s huge novel, A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu. I had to tackle it (in French) whilst studying for A-level. I cheated a little, and obtained an English translation from the library too. I never did finish it. But with seven volumes, that’s hardly surprising. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  2. My computer won’t let me answer on my blog right now, at least not your comment. LOL But binge watching is something we all do now and then. I’ve never watched Breaking Bad, but I hope you’re having fun. 🙂

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