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Terrible Beauty by
C. Griffith Mann
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Master of Belmonte (Spanish): Saint Michael

Medieval art is very much about a multi-media experience.
#96
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Shellshocked by
Yassana Croizat-Glazer
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Bernard Palissy (French): Pilgrim Flask

It reminds me of extraordinary vacations spent by the seashore.
#89
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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Boy Geniuses by
Timothy B. Husband
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Herman, Paul, and Jean de Limbourg (Franco-Netherlandish): The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry

In the center of the book, they’re struggling with their compositional arrangements, but as they progress, they become incredibly inventive.
#84
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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Be Prepared by
Constance McPhee
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William Blake (British): The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins

He believed he saw angels and his art was supposed to convey some of that experience.
#83
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Centerpiece by
Carlos A. Picón
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Restored by Pacetti, Vincenzo (Italian)

One wonders what will an audience in a hundred years think of it.
#82
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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The Dark Lord by
Kurt Behrendt
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Mahakala, Protector of the Tent [Central Tibet, Sakya Order]

It not only grabs my attention and pulls me into this alternate reality, but it plays very much with issues that I find threatening.
#81
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Predestined by
Barbara Drake Boehm
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Plaque with Censing Angels [French]

We’re seeing in the angels what we see in one another when we’re in difficult times.
#77
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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Divinity by
Denise Leidy
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Arhat (Luohan) [China]

It looks like someone you might know, someone you might talk to.
#37
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Drama by
Peter Barnet
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Plaque with the Journey to Emmaus and Noli Me Tangere [Spanish]

The power that this sculpture has is precisely in the fact that it’s not always so concerned with naturalism and it’s really concerned with telling a story.
#28
Photography by
Oi-Cheong Lee
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Threshold by
Keith Christiansen
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Berlinghiero (Italian): Madonna and Child

It’s an expression that can be dead, unless we engage ourselves in it.
#18
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Faith by
Luke Syson
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Antonio Rossellino (Italian): Madonna and Child with Angels

Something which is profoundly beautiful on a human level has the capacity to transport beyond daily experience.
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Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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