Mother bear with cubs by Estonian photographer Eric Mandre
Art by Harry Anderson (1906-1996)
Illustration by Margaret Ely Webb for A Third Reader (1908) by Frank Spaulding and Catherine Bryce, which begins with a poem “The Piper,” by Marie Van Vorst
A Robert McGinnis cover illustration for a Shell Scott mystery, Too Many Crooks (1960 paperback edition), by Richard S. Prather.
“Magdalena Penitente” (“The Penitent Magdalene”) (circa 1665) by Spanish painter Mateo Cerezo (1637-1666). Many painters chose the subject of Mary Magdalene repenting, meditating on the brevity of life and the hope of redemption. This version seems so real to me, not idealized at all.