The oil painting above is called “Mother Mary with the Holy Child Jesus Christ.” It was painted by a European artist in the early part of the 20th century. It’s not a fantastic piece of art by any means, but has some nice touches. For instance, rarely do you see Jesus pictures with daisies in them. And my eye keeps returning to the warmth and brightness of the background.

So here’s my question: At first glance, do you like the painting? Is there anything attractive about it?

Look at it and answer the question for yourself, and then read my first comment, in which I’ll pose a follow-up question.

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