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Cosmic Forces and Earthly Powers

A short meditation on a painting by van Ruisdael

Jacob van Ruisdael, Wheatfields 1670

Looking at this seemingly modest landscape by van Ruisdael, I am struck by how profoundly it embodies some of the most closely held values of this hard-working, God-fearing, modest people, and how much of those same values were conveyed by design.

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