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How William Blake uses light as a symbol to cast the difference between two groups

Oct 29, 2013 2 MINUTES
"He believed he saw angels and his art was supposed to convey some of that experience."

Curator Constance McPhee on William Blake's "The Parable of the Wise and Foolish Virgins."

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Throughout 2013, The Met invited curators from across the Museum to each talk about one artwork that changed the way they see the world.

Photography by Eileen Travell

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