Photo of original wall, San Carlos Cathedral

One of the fascinating things about seeing paintings by the old masters is looking closely and examining the individual brush strokes. Hundreds of years can’t hide the evidence of human touch, and it creates a palpable feeling of realness. More revealing than the hand of the artist is the content: one of the joys of listening to the Jupiter Symphony is the undeniable feeling of Mozart’s mood and character in the composition. And there’s no denying the experience of eating bread baked by someone who loves to bake, the baker’s true passion betrayed. You can’t separate the creator from the creation.