Though each day may be dull or stormy, works of art are islands of joy. Nature and poetry evoke "Sehnsucht," that longing for Heaven C.S. Lewis described. Here we spend a few minutes enjoying those islands, those moments in the sun.
Women in Art - 500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art
Here's a beautiful montage of art done in Flash. Someone very brilliant must have spent a lot of time over this. Seamless transitions, and the music (from one of Bach's suites for unaccompanied cello) goes with it very nicely.