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Re: motivations

The Brancacci Chapel in Florence, as a student, in February 1964. My
background had been sciences and history (ancient), and though I'd known about
the pieces
casually, I hadn't realized they were all there together in one relatively
small space nor precisely what a fresco meant.  I walked into the church at
about 6am on an early morning
walk to sit in on Mass.  Before I got to the assembly I turned and saw
the frescoes, resplendent.  I knelt at the prei-dieu transfixed for the next
hour.  Much else in Florence had that  effect that year--two and a half years
the flood-- such as Michaelangelo's David, the power of which the many copies
one sees everywhere had not prepared me.  It took my breath away.

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