How to Understand Three-Quarters of Western Art

Umberto Eco says:

Know the Old and New Testaments and the stories of the saints.

It’s impossible to understand roughly three-quarters of Western art if you don’t know the events of the Old and the New Testaments and the stories of the saints. Who’s that girl with her eyes on a plate? Is she something out of “Night of the Living Dead”?

h/t Christopher Blosser