This short essay by Alain de Botton provides further food for thought with regard to my earlier blog on art.
|'Look at that picture of Mary |
if you want to remember what tenderness is like.'
Roger van der Weyden, Virgin and Child (after 1454)
|'Look at that painting of the cross |
if you want a quick lesson in courage.'
Roger van der Weyden, Crucifixion (c. 1445)
Kunthistorisches Museum, Vienna
|'Look at that Last Supper and train yourself not to be a coward and a liar.'|
Leonardo da Vinci, Last Supper (restored) (1496-1498)