I am in Detroit! I just finished giving talks on sacred art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, a great museum.
Now that I can visit a gallery, I noticed a splendid Christological Goldfinch!
Here is a painting by Benozzo Gozzoli from about 1460.
Interesting that the usual gold background is a myriad of very high angels, which the gold only suggests.
And now the star of the post…
Once you notice these guys, you see them everywhere!