It is fascinating to me that a man would be sensitive to the plight of women in his male dominated society during the 1600’s. Johannes Vermeer was a famous Dutch painter, one of the great masters , who lived from 1632–1675 in Delft. I love many of Vermeer’s painting and have used them in articles, in my sidebar and even as a heading for one of the sites I administer. There is a story embedded in each painting, often alluding to a woman’s vulnerability in society even without the actual presence of a man in the painting. The effect of a man’s presence is felt as they read a letter or simply look out a window or over their shoulder.
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Melanie Jean Juneau serves as the Editor in Chief of Catholic Stand. She is a mother of nine children who has edited her kid's university term papers for over a decade. She blogs at joy of nine9 and mother of nine9. Her writing is humorous and heart warming; thoughtful and thought-provoking. Part of her call and her witness is to write the truth about children, family, marriage and the sacredness of life. Melanie is the administrator of ACWB, a columnist at CatholicLane, CatholicStand, Catholic365 , CAPC, author of Echoes of the Divine and Oopsy Daisy, and coauthor of Love Rebel: Reclaiming Motherhood. View all posts by melanie jean juneau