Ellen Handler Spitz writes on the arts, literature, and psychology. She is Honors Professor of Visual Arts at the University of Maryland (UMBC) and has held fellowships at the Getty Center, the Clark Art Institute, the Camargo Institute, the Radcliffe (Bunting) Institute at Harvard, the Stanford University Center for Advanced Study, and the Erikson Institute. A fellow of the New York Institute for the Humanities, her books include Art and Psyche, Image and Insight, Museums of the Mind, Inside Picture Books, The Brightening Glance, Illuminating Childhood, and an ebook, Magritte’s Labyrinth.
Gates of Mind: Reflecting on Amy R. Bloch’s “Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise”
Historian Amy R. Bloch’s valuable “Lorenzo Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise” discloses a different kind of splendor, not the splendor of surface but of depth....