In the olden days, when the Internet was much less complete than it is now, the Indianapolis Museum of Art had only a few small, stingy images on its site. Move forward a few years and that has changed for the better.
Here, for example, is St Matthew, ca. 1610, by El Greco.
A great place to find more works by this artist is at the Artcyclopedia.
I discovered Josef Albers in my early days on the Web. Today I discovered there is a foundation named after Albers and his wife Anni.
The foundation site has a gallery, and the gallery has an entire page devoted to a selection of Albers' squares.
Actually, as I look over the foundation's site, I see that it is very well-designed and appealing.
Someone in my life has been causing me a lot of pain for the last week or so. There is no real reason for his cruelty. I have acted kindly, and even generously, toward him on scores of occasions. I know that I have done nothing to deserve the mean way in which he presently behaves. It has seemed to me that he acts as he does now just for the sake of causing pain. In a world in which he controls little, perhaps it makes him feel more powerful to know he can act cruelly.
Someone whose actions are unkind, whose thoughts are unwholesome, whose speech is unwholesome, is certainly suffering a lot. When you look deeply and see this suffering, your heart will open and the key of understanding will reveal itself.
-- Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
So, as I deal with the pain he is causing me, I try to remember that his actions are prompted by his own pain. (If only I could interrupt this cycle. But he is determined that he shall continue on his present course, no matter how destructive it is to himself (and it is), and no matter how unfair to me.)
Portions of several excellent illuminated manuscripts are presented, among them the Breviary of Martin of Aragon, illuminated in 15th century Spain.
Here are the illustrations that accompany the first six months of the liturgical calendar in that Breviary. Each has three parts: St. Paul (as the Church personified); the relevant sign of the zodiac; and two figures, one from the Old Testament and one from the New.
January, f. 2v - Conversion of Saint Paul; Aquarius; Saint Peter and the prophet Jeremiah
February, f. 3v - Saint Paul addressing the Romans; Pisces; Saint John the Evangelist and King David
March, f. 4v - Saint Paul addressing the Corinthians; Aries; Saint James the Great and the prophet Isaiah
April, f. 5v - Saint Paul addressing the Galatians; Taurus; Saint Andrew and the prophet Daniel
May, f. 6v - Saint Paul addressing the Ephesians; Gemini; Saint Philip and the prophet Hosea
June, f. 7v - Saint Paul addressing the Philippians; Cancer; Saint Thomas and the prophet Zephaniah