This is Part III of the search for the 20th century Venus of Urbino, starring Meryl Streep, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Uma Thurman. After Part I (Cardinale, Aimee, Hayworth), and Part II (Vitti, Deneuve, Dunaway), this is now the final part.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
~Albert Einstein ~
Remember how in that communion only, beholding beauty with the eye of the mind,
he will be enabled to bring forth, not images of beauty,
but realities (for he has hold not of an image but of a reality),
and bringing forth and nourishing true virtue to become the friend of God and be immortal, if mortal man may.”
N.B.: This famous aphorism is often misquoted, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
She walks in beauty,
Like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that’s best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes
~Lord Byron ~
There is no conclusion.
What began as a quest for the discovery of the 20th century Venus of Urbino, ended in a dead end.
Beauty is endless, cannot be confined in one vessel of human form.