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Pictures & Tears Treasury

I got this wonderful book at the library yesterday by James Elkins, an artist & art historian, called Pictures & Tears.

"Museums are full of images meant to affect us deeply--not just pique our curiosity but move us to tears. Yet we resist. It is common to cry in the theater, at the opera, at concerts, or while reading books...crying in front of paintings was commonplace in the Middle Ages...Why have the last hundred years been so dry by comparison?"

When was the last time art brought you to tears?

Come see my tribute treasury on etsy.com, hurry (it expires Sunday March 21st):
{treasuries are member curated galleries}

featured artists:
5erg, PeggyWolfDesign, thegreenefairy, jerseymaids, strandsoflight, lori411, DvoraSchleffer, mkendall, dbabcock, lightleaks, susansheehan, and dimdi

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