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Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky), interior, baptismal font and stained glass.jpg

It cannot for a moment be doubted that an art work to be alive, to awaken us to its life, to inspire us sooner or later with its purpose, must indeed be animate with a soul, must have been breathed upon by the spirit and must breathe in turn that spirit. It must stand for the actual, vital first-hand experiences of the one who made it, and must represent his deep-down impression not only of physical nature but more especially and necessarily his understanding of the out-working of that Great Spirit which makes nature so intelligible to us that it ceases to be a phantasm and becomes a sweet, a superb, a convincing Reality.

~ Louis Sullivan ~
Phoenix in the philosophers stone.jpg
  BMVB - Ramón López Redondo - Finestra gòtica claustre del monestir de FresdelVal (Burgos) - 903.jpg
Caspar David Friedrich 019.jpg
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