Our boundless desire keeps us crossing borders and looking for new possibilities. In Thomas Gainsborough's Chasing the Butterfly, two little girls are in pursuit of this magical and elusive creature. In Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World, a young woman whose body has been twisted by polio lies in a field stretching toward her house on the horizon. This painting depicts yearning as an emotion capable of taking us beyond ourselves.
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