"Art begs you to notice it."
"Why? Because art is God's way of saying hello. So pay attention to poetry. Pay attention to music. Pay attention to paintings and sculptures and photo exhibits and ballets and plays. Don't let all this go unnoticed."
"Your world is shouting out to you, revealing something intrinsically glorious about itself. Listen carefully. Love art, the way art loves Life."
~ excerpt from the writings of Neale Donald Walsch
The paintings above are:
"Madame Mette Gauguin" by Paul Gauguin
and "Mary Simone" by Mary Cassatt