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Unformatted text preview: painting of the Crucifixion while prayers were said at the alter for their healing. They were confronted with this larger than life painting of the dead Christ, whose soulless body was host to such horrible afflictions of the flesh, (page 30). This occasion had the possibility to bestow hope and solace into these patients, who before believed there was no cure for their dreadful illnesses. The idea that a piece of art can have significance this vast on a person, gives new meaning to my outlook on art. Before reading this article, it did not occur to me that a piece of art could have such impact on someone; art can give hope and restore feelings of assurance, promise, and possibility....
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- Fall '07