Bearing the face for our era

In every era, in every milieu, there arises one man with the Face of Humane Wisdom.

At the end of the 19th century, in the European art world, this man was the French painter Carolus-Duran:


(#1) As painted by John Singer Sargent; see my posting from 10/29, “Seven faces”, among them Carolus-Duran’s: the attentive teacher of a generation of artists

At the beginning of the 21st century, in the American tech world, this man is the┬áDirector of Accessibility at Amazon’s Lab126, Peter Korn:


(#2) Photo of accessibility guru Peter Korn: the amiably competent helper of the disabled

(All that, and also the husband of software technical writer (among other things) Anneli Meyer Korn.)

Yes, these people are friends of mine; I even got to go to their wonderful wedding. Still, there’s that face.

(I believe Peter’s hair stylist is the great-grandchild of Carolus-Duran’s.)

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