Unearthly Beauty. November 18, 2014 in Mind Blips Rembrandt. Velázquez. Late Titian. They make jokes. They amuse themselves. They build up the illusion, the trick—but, step closer? it falls apart into brushstrokes. Abstract, unearthly. A different and much deeper sort of beauty altogether. The thing and yet not the thing. — Excerpt From: Tartt, Donna. “The Goldfinch.” Little, Brown and Company, 2013-10-22. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.