August 19, 2014

The Virgen de Guadalupe protects door bells in Mexico City.

The Virgen de Guadalupe protects door bells in Mexico City.

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August 10, 2014

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August 2, 2014
allaboutmary:

Maria Altötting 
A vintage postcard of the miraculous image and shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, an important place of pilgrimage in Bavaria.

allaboutmary:

Maria Altötting

A vintage postcard of the miraculous image and shrine of Our Lady of Altötting, an important place of pilgrimage in Bavaria.

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August 1, 2014

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June 5, 2014

Yoo Jin Lee

Yoo Jin Lee

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May 14, 2014

drawpaintprint:

Veit Stoss: Annunciation (1517-18) Polychrome limewood, height 515 cm
St Lorenzkirche, Nuremberg

This Angelic Salutation is one of the most beautiful examples of German Renaissance sculpture. The ensemble hangs fro the choir vault before the high altar in St Lorenz’s in Nuremberg. The large scale and life-like polychromy of this grand Annunciation assure its visibility throughout the church. Hovering effortlessly between heaven and earth, Gabriel and Mary are accompanied by a host of small angels, some joyfully ringing bells and playing instruments. A garland of roses, punctuated by seven medallions illustrating episodes from Mary’s and Christ’s lives, and a giant rosary frames them. Originally a huge golden crown hung above the entire group.

The work was commissioned in 1517 by Anton II Tucher, the highest official of Nuremberg. Germany’s shifting religious climate from the late 1510s determined the Angelic Salutation’s future. In 1519 Tucher placed a cloth over the sculptures since, like many reliquaries and altarpiece corpuses, it was exposed only on certain church holidays. Tucher and the city officially broke with the Catholic Church and embraced Lutheranism in 1525. Lutheranism had no need for most religious art; the Angelic Salutation, as a devotional object with no liturgical function, was in peril. In 1529 the city council decreed that its cover would always remain on. Because the sculptures was considered the private property of the Tucher family, they were shrouded and decommissioned, but other than the crown, not destroyed by the iconoclasts’ axe and fire that claimed art in communities in northern Europe.

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April 26, 2014
allaboutmary:

N.S. delle Grazie
The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Grace venerated in Chiavari, Italy. 

allaboutmary:

N.S. delle Grazie

The miraculous statue of Our Lady of Grace venerated in Chiavari, Italy. 

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April 21, 2014
blackpaint20:

Saint Livier by Jacques Callot, 1632

blackpaint20:

Saint Livier by Jacques Callot, 1632

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April 20, 2014

St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima

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April 18, 2014
kunst-art-kunst:

Saint Matilda by Francisco de Zurbaran

kunst-art-kunst:

Saint Matilda by Francisco de Zurbaran

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March 22, 2014

Juan Martínez Montañés
Saint Bruno, 1634 · Detail
Carved wood and polychrome
Museum of Fine Arts, Seville, Spain

Juan Martínez Montañés

Saint Bruno, 1634 · Detail

Carved wood and polychrome

Museum of Fine Arts, Seville, Spain

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March 18, 2014

prawn-blog:

Skeletons of Saints in luxurious clothes and real jewels. 

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March 13, 2014
sisterwolf:

San Camillo de Lelis

sisterwolf:

San Camillo de Lelis

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March 6, 2014
yamtai:

ヴェローナの聖ペトロ

yamtai:

ヴェローナの聖ペトロ

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March 4, 2014
hismarmorealcalm:

Unknown artist  Sculpture of St. Vitus in Boiling Oil  circa 1500  Fruitwood  Rijksmuseum

hismarmorealcalm:

Unknown artist  Sculpture of St. Vitus in Boiling Oil  circa 1500  Fruitwood  Rijksmuseum

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