a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in a literary or artistic work.
one's intention or objective in a piece.
wise beings who have delayed their ultimate goal of nirvana to help others attain those goals; wear halos signifying their holiness.
freedom from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
described as one side of a debate that raged for over a century in the Christian empire of Byzantium; Greek for "image breaking".
a configuration consisting of 3 panels side by side, mainly hinged in a way that the outer two panels can close like shutters over the central one.
The Sainte - Chapelle, Paris
Inferior; upper chapel.
The Great Pyramids, Giza, Egypt
Pyramid of Menkaure: 2500 BCE.
Pyramid of Khafre: 2530 BCE.
Pyramid of Khufu: 2570 BCE.
Liberty Leading the People
Self-portrait with Monkeys