Tag Archives: Christianity

Mikhail Vrubel (b. Russia 1856-1910), Virgin and Child

Of Polish and Danish extraction, Vrubel is considered a Symbolist but was independent of movements and drew his greatest influences from Byzantine and early Renaissance art. Advertisements

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Andrea del Sarto, The Annunciation, c.1528

He was known for  in effects of color, atmosphere.  by sophisticated informality and natural expression of emotion. I noticed these in this painting, which has something modern about it in its simple space and natural expression.

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Terrance Lindall, from Paradise Lost

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Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate it.

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Brian Wildsmith, Joseph and His Brothers (children’s illustration)

Wildsmith is a Catholic and also wrote & illustrated similarly exquisite, lavish books on the Exodus and others. Visit his website.

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Gerard, David, The Virgin and Child with Saints and Donor 1510

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Brigid Marlin, Ezekiel

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Fra Angelico, The Annunciation, 1430

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Giotto, Joachim’s Dream (detail)

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Late Gothic: Return of the Magi c. 1410

Giovanni da Modena The Return of the Magi c. 1410 Fresco Basilica di S. Petronio, Bologna. Late Gothic painting influenced by Lombard examples of the International Gothic. Very strange picture to me as it seems so dark for the subject. … Continue reading

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