Arts Everyday Living: What is Art? The Descent from the Cross, Child of its Age

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THE DESCENT FROM THE CROSS

CHILD OF ITS AGE

 

Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.  It follows that each period of culture produces an art of its own which can never be repeated.

Wassily Kandinsky, Concerning the Spiritual in Art

 

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Rogier van der Weyden

Rogier van der Weyden, The Descent from the Cross, c. 1435, oil on panel, Museo del Prado, Madrid, Spain

We may know little about Northern Renaissance artist Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400-1464), who mainly lived and worked in present day Belgium. But his The Descent from the Cross reaches across countless generations to the viewer of 2015, combining realism and emotion, suffering with compassion.

Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) was a pioneer of modern art during the first half of the twentieth century, discovering the power of abstraction as a new artistic and spiritual expression.

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What is Art?—The Eternal Question—Kandinsky’s Kingdom

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The Cloisters and the Merode Altarpiece

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