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Gotta go to the AGO!

Who knew my school bus used to pass the backdrop for one of the world's most famous paintings? "The Light of the World" by William Holman Hunt (1827-1910) depicts Christ knocking on the door of a hut which, metaphorically, stands for the human heart.  The hut, I now know, was on a farm at Worcester Park, Surrey, England located near Epsom & Ewell High School.

Fast forward to 2009, Holman Hunt's painting is one of those on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario's (AGO) current exhibit 'Sin and Salvation: Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision', on until May 10.

Having never seen the original, it's time for a trip down the 401 ... not to mention memory lane.

For more details on the AGO exhibit, click here.
For library books about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, click here.

The Markster