The Virgin: Masterpieces of Spiritual Beauty, Devotion and Grace
The presence of Mary within Western civilization has a long theological history of transformation. Scholars concur that during early Christianity there were other paramount feminine faces of spirituality, such as Sophia, who was understood to be the feminine aspect of the complex Christian God.
The Virgin Mary from Early Medieval to Early Modern Art
This religious scene showcases a mother and her son, sometimes accompanied by other protagonists. Originally distant and formal, the relationship between the two figures was expressed with tendernessat the end of the Middle Ages and became more human.
Christmas presents come and go, a good book lasts a lifetime.
Christmas is the best time for family reunions, for giving gifts, and for showing attachment and love for our loved ones. Offering an art book that recalls the history of Christianity and reading it on a cold snowy night is the ideal gift and the height of pleasure.
Portraits de Vierges
L’art a été profondément marqué par la figure de la Vierge Marie, le symbole de la maternité, rayonnante de jeunesse, de tendresse et de compassion depuis deux mille ans. Les œuvres d’art constituent des commentaires visuels, à la fois sur l’évolution de l’art occidental et sur celle de l’image de la femme dans la société.
During the Renaissance, Italian painters would traditionally depict the wives of their patrons as Madonnas, often rendering them more beautiful than they actually were. Over centuries in religious paintings, the Madonna has been presented as the clement and protective mother of God. However, with the passing of time, Mary gradually lost some of her spiritual characteristics and became more mortal and accessible to human sentiments.
Top must-read books for you to enjoy
Easter is not just about such traditional games and customs. It is the celebration that has profound religious connection. On that day, nothing could make a better gift than a book. Choose some egg-cited books for your basket.
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