Is It Beautiful, or “Mean, odious, repulsive, and revolting”?

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This is “Christ in the House of His Parents,” painted by John Everett Millais in 1849 and one of the landmarks of the -Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood movement. It’s a masterpiece of symbolic naturalism. Everything in it has meaning. At the ┬ácenter of the action is the child Jesus. He’s cut his hand on a nail, and [Read More...]

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