AMERICAN CALVIN - So much of America’s strengths and weaknesses, what differentiates us from even our closest friends and allies in Western Europe, is our Anglo-Saxon "ruling tribe’s” embrace of Calvinism as the Puritan Ethic. This ideology threads its way through the enlightenment and industrial revolution in Europe, and rode Puritan's boats to the new world, and continues today to be deeply woven into religious and secular thought…
Garden of earthly delights
EL GRECO. El bautismo de Cristo. Realizado para el retablo de doña María de Aragón. 1597. Prado
Rembrandt van Rijn. "Self-Portrait" 1660. Oil on canvas, 31 5/8 x 26 1/2 in. Metropolitan Museum of Art.
1736, Huile sur toile, 130,5 x 95 cm, MNAC, Barcelone