A Virtual Museum
A collection of 800 art and object d'art under one cyber roof. It is interesting to bring about unusual links between objects and styles in this way.

I hope to develop more thematic sets from this in time.
"About suffering they were never wrong, the Old Masters; how well they understood Its human position. How it takes place while someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along; how, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting for the miraculous birth, there always must be children who did not specially want it to happen, skating on a pond at the edge of the wood. They never forgot that even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer's horse scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel's Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away quite leisurely from the disaster. The ploughman may have heard the splash, the forsaken cry, but for him it was not an important failure. The sun shone, as it had to, on the white legs disappearing into the green water; and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky, had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on."

Auden 1938
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