from the ghent altarpiece, 1432

these singing angels represent one piece of the massive, twenty-four paneled masterwork by brothers hubert and jan van eyck. they are singing in praise of christ the king, that old so and so. why the pained expressions, then? i find it very puzzling. speaking of puzzling:

the rubik's cube people have upped the ante. it is now a slicker, more maddening piece of miniature architecture. good luck and god speed.

(cube found via coudal partners)