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Awkward by
Cora Michael
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Edgar Degas (French): Little Girl Practicing at the Bar

So much about dance vocabulary has to do with line.
#91
Photography by
Bruce J. Schwarz
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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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Close-Ups
Line by
Sheila Canby
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Groom and Rider [Iran, Tabriz]

There’s no break in the line; there’s no hesitation in the hand of the artist.
#52
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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On Site
Tipping Point by
Stijn Alsteens
, curator

Albrecht Dürer (German): Self-portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow (recto); Six Studies of Pillows (verso)

All kinds of aesthetic decisions are taken that make the jump from an observation to a work of art.
#43
Photography by
Mark Morosse
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Juxtapositons
Family by
Perrin Stein
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Jacques-Louis David (French): Study for The Lictors Bringing Brutus the Bodies of his Sons

I think David got at some essential aspect of being a parent.
#40
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Originality by
Dita Amory
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Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): The Last Supper, after Leonardo da Vinci

The density of lines enhances the extraordinary emotion of the moment.
#30
Photography by
Eileen Travell
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Thinking Aloud by
Carmen Bambach
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Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian): Studies for the Libyan Sibyl (recto); Studies for the Libyan Sibyl and a small Sketch for a Seated Figure (verso)

I can see the humanity in a way, the figure breathing.
#12
Photography by
Paul Lachenauer
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The Geeky Side by
Melanie Holcomb
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Curtain of the Tabernacle, one of six illustrated leaves from the Postilla Litteralis (Literal Commentary) of Nicholas of Lyra [French]

It’s as much about the power of images as anything I know.
#9
Photography by
Katherine Dahab
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