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photography by Joseph Coscia, Jr.

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She by
Jason Sun
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Figure of a Seated Court Lady [China]

It also tells us a lot about human nature, about this constant and eternal pursuit of beauty.
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Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Identity by
Daniëlle Kisluk-Grosheide
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Jean-François Oeben (French): Mechanical Table

This furniture allowed you to move in certain ways that might be seductive.
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Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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On Site
Snapshot by
Marsha Hill
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Statue of two men and a boy that served as a domestic icon [Egypt]

You start saying, “Who were they, and what are their personalities?”
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Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Phenomenon by
Bradley Strauchen-Scherer
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Bartolomeo Cristofori (Italian): Grand Piano

It’s completely intuitive; it’s very responsive; it’s incredibly intimate.
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Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Starting Over by
Elizabeth Cleland
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Partly based on a woodcut by Jost Amman (Swiss); Woven by Anonymous Flemish weavers: Hunters in a Landscape

This tapestry is almost the antithesis of what one expects from a great sixteenth-century weaving.
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Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Cracking the Code by
Dirk Breiding
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Attributed to Heinrich Heid von Winterthur (German/Swiss): Crossbow of Ulrich V of Württemberg

Art history is very much like detective work, and if you’re lucky there’s even a mystery to be solved.
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Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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String Theory by
Jayson Kerr Dobney
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Hermann Hauser (German): Guitar

I listen to him play and I just get this profound respect.
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Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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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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Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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