Three hostesses greet you at the bottom of those stairs: Art, Science & Faith. Can you guess which is which ?
It's not in it's finish stage but it's the only picture I have left of it and the painting's been sold for quite a while.
Ok, here goes. I think that the lady on the right is 'science' as she measures and times all things. The lady on her other side is 'art' as she looks painted and almost seductive. The one closest to the stairs is 'faith' which is the onyl way to get to Heaven and it is that which will take her to there, hence, why it is she who is closest to the stairs. Also, her body language speaks of humility which is one of the first and greatest virtues, to know that we are nothing without God. The only thing I haven't quite figured out is the cat. Perhaps a last, fleeting temptation before the reward faith receives for crushing this last temptation?