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“Art is the only serious thing in the world”*…

 

Hierarchy of Needs,” by artist and illustrator Wendy Macnaughton (for the New York Times)

* Oscar Wilde

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As we emend Maslow, we might recall that it was on this date in 1432 that Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, (better known as the Ghent Altarpiece) was dedicated in the Church of Saint John, Ghent (now the Cathedral of Saint Bavo).  Begun by Hubert van Eyck, and completed (after Hubert’s death in 1426) by his more famous brother Jan, the work is regarded as the defining monument of the “new realism” of Northern Renaissance art.

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Written by LW

May 6, 2015 at 1:01 am

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