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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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Arresting by
Charles Little
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Relief of the Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus [French]

Amongst the violence and the chaos, you have to dissect the beauty and the tranquility that’s taking place here.
#64
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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The Choice by
Walter Liedtke
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Rembrandt (Rembrandt van Rijn) (Dutch): Aristotle with a Bust of Homer

The central problem of Western civilization is reduced to one guy who’s got to puzzle it out for himself.
#63
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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Noise by
Maryan W. Ainsworth
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Jan van Eyck and Workshop Assistant (Netherlandish): The Crucifixion; The Last Judgment

Van Eyck has really broken the silence.
#55
Photography by
Anna-Marie Kellen
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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.
#56
Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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Love by
Mia Fineman
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Adam Fuss (English): Love

When you are truly in love and then you lose it, you feel like you’re being emptied out.
#41
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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Healer by
Jim Draper
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Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (French): Le Trait d’Union

What may initially look like a few blobs upon contemplation turns into be a family story.
#32
Photography by
Peter Zeray
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Protective by
Alison Manges Nogueira
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Giovanni Bellini (Italian): Madonna and Child

I can see a very deep sense of compassion, a mother’s desire to protect her child, which she may only be able to do for a short while.
#27
Photography by
Juan Trujillo
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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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Below the Surface by
Ian Alteveer
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Jasper Johns (American): White Flag

As I warmed up to this work, I realized that a work can be inscrutable and you can still love it.
#19
Photography by
Karin L. Willis
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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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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.
#1
Photography by
Joseph Coscia, Jr.
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