The eternity of feminine beauty

  • July 23, 2009 16:56

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Julia Margaret Cameron, The Kiss of Peace, 1869, 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches. From the collection of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg.
Portland Museum of Art

PORTLAND, Maine - More than a century separates the photographs of Julia Margaret Cameron from those of Joyce Tenneson. Yet their affinity is plain. Both present feminine beauty as something ethereal and spiritual. Both traffic in allegory and an air of otherworldliness. Both try, in a sense, to visualize the eternal.

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