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Lynn Savarese is not ordinarily fond of art dominated by religious themes, but in the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museums where such art exists in abundance, she enjoys snipping out bits of fabric from the magnificent vestments adorning so many figures in the paintings, to better appreciate their vibrant colors and to render a degree of abstraction to the painters' sensual renderings. The barest hint of humanity enshrouded in the bold curves and seductive folds provided an element of vitality that Savarese was especially eager to capture.