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        For William Shakespeare, the poet as artist “gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name.” The “airy nothings” embodied by the artist’s art are the transcendental attributes of God—truth, goodness, and beauty. In the words of the Renaissance poet Sir Philip Sidney, many disciplines give only a “wordish description” of their principles. Art on the other hand gives us “a speaking picture,” not telling us who Mars is but instead showing us what Mars is like. Art has the virtue of localizing truth, goodness, and beauty, rendering the attributes of being itself sensible and perceptible. This is why art has traditionally played such an important role in evangelizing and in giving expression to the many truths of Divine Revelation and the Tradition of Holy Mother Church.