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Tz'utujil Maya, Santiago Atitlan

Huipil, Tz'utujil Maya, Santiago Atatlan, late 20th century, view 2, cotton - Textile Museum of Canada

Kintsugi (“golden joinery”) is the Japanese art of repairing damaged pottery with gold. It restores functionality to a broken vessel, but also adds beauty and worth. It turns brokenness into the most valuable part of the piece.

Katya Gridneva - Acqua di Fiori (1965)

Picasso ended up where normally he should have started. Its true; but in order to achieve his pure and linear rendering of the bull, he had to pass through all of the intermediary stages. And when you stand before his eleventh bull, its hard to imagine the work that went into it

Helping Angel Window Panel - John La Farge - 1890

The photographs behind Norman Rockwell's famous paintings

The Athenaeum - Symphony in Red and Gold (Louis Beroud - 1895)

Wynn Chamberlain, The Barricade, 1958, via Flickr.