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Just a doorway or Gates of Paradise?

What would you call the entrance to the place where people go to be baptized? If you believe that baptism is a symbolic ordinance performed in obedience to Christ’s command you might call it an entrance or passageway. 385 more words

Immortal Jade

Harder than steel, translucent, a greenish-white hue. These are the characteristics that made jade so valuable to the ancient Chinese. It was placed in their tombs to indicate their belief in eternity. 249 more words

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Hey Picasso, Africa Called. It Wants Its Art Back

There are three elements to the “Through The Eyes of Picasso” exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. The exhibit consists of priceless works of art by Pablo Ruiz y Picasso, several pieces of art from Picasso’s own extensive art collection, and several items from the… 317 more words

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No joke!

Imagine, looking at a painting through a microscope and … a dead monster pops up! No: no joke! It happened to a curator while poring over olive trees, painted by Vincent van Gogh. 62 more words

Culture

Lynch Family

“Joseph Hirsch painted Lynch Family as a response to racial disturbances in the South in 1946. That year the number of lynchings rose from an all-time low in January to a fevered pitch by August. 90 more words

Photography

The Chariot ~

“All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.” 
— Alberto Giacometti
Photography