In fact, Gabriel the angel is coming to Mary in a temple to tell her about how she has been chosen as the mother of Jesus. In the Annunciation, Mary is given a halo to delineate herself of everything else that is unholy. In like manner, Gabriel is also shown with a halo, yet in addition, a brilliant light surrounds him that encompasses him accentuating that he is more celestial than everything else on earth. Angelico Fra likewise places detail into speaking to Mary as the virgin, for example, the Iliad that delineates her virtuousness. On the other hand, she and Gabriel have their arms folded modestly, mirroring each other, over their chests in the sign of the cross which could symbolize their utmost respect and loyalty to God.
Brintle’s culture influence on the painting can be used to connect and relate believers to the Annunciation with a Caribbean descent. Mary and Jesus (image 2) are pictured with a dark skin tone, which would be commonly seen in the Caribbean region14. This is important because this is what many people in the area would have grown up with the image of Mary. The audience can feel closer to God through the symbols used and the bright
John, and Two Donors. First off, this image depicts Christ on the cross within the archway of a Roman inspired building. Behind him a bearded man representing God the Father is holding the cross and below his chin is a dove representing the holy spirit, flying down towards Christ’s body. Below them, the two cloaked figures of Mary and St. John stand on either side at the base of the cross. The figure on the left, Mary, is gesturing with her palm facing upwards and facing away from the crucifixion while the St. John on the right is looking up at Christ’s body with clasped hands.
This word could have a correlation with the French name Celina, meaning sky or heaven, signifying that Christ is in heaven passing judgement. Text above ECLINA illuminated in red, reads “Iniusti punientur” meaning the unjust shall be punished, giving context to the image of Christ in the heavens presented in the psalm. Psalm 32, contained in the Utrecht Psalter, is a psalm directing the reader to give praise to the lord. The images contained in the psalm are displayed in a light ink in the upper section of the manuscript followed by text directly below it. This psalm has an abundance of imagery from a psalmist on a hill playing a harp while gazing at the heavens, to an angle
The child that Christ is looking at is John the Baptist who is offering Christ a wooden cross. “This image of ambivalence on Christ’s part is echoed by Mary herself, who embraces him while gazing on John. She, in turn, is excluded from the gaze of the children, whose own relationship to the cross alludes to Christ’s future” (Adams, 2001). The study of Raphael’s painting of the Madonna of the Meadow shows how Raphael came up with his painting.
Madonna and child are amongst the most popular yet controversial topics in the Christian art. Most of the pieces of art done on this topic usually have Mary and Jesus either surrounded by angels or saints who pay respect to them. It is an important figure in Catholicism as it reminds the believers about their faith. Both the two artworks were done during the Renaissance period with Madonna and child with the two angels being done around 1465 while Madonna and child with the saints being done around 1505.
In the act of carrying Jesus into the temple, our Blessed Virgin Mary first and foremost did it as a duty expected of a mother. The Blessed Virgin Mary though still very young compared to the Old dispensation figures made history as the first human being to physically carry the Lord into the temple of the Lord. She was blessed in all ramifications. Before the Blessed Mother brought Jesus into the temple, the people had already been worshipping the Lord in the temple in Spirit.
It have two angels next to him. During that time, Saints were highly recognized and play a significant part in all social group and class. Therefore, this painting shows how important Saint and religion were during that time. This painting also suggests that Saint Francis is big and mighty. In addition, the angels give an image that Saint Francis is protection.
It is made with the Potmetal technique, a method that combines metal oxides with hot glass to create brilliant colours (Jones, 2008). Blue and red are the colours that were often used in the early stained glass windows, which, is also mainly seen in this piece (Aubrey, 2013). Mary is shown very royally with a crown-like “nimbus” surrounding her head, she is seated on a throne with Jesus on her lap. This didactic representation of Mary and child illustrates the use of biblical figures in stained
A specific devotion of St. Catherine is her love of Jesus and the Holy Trinity. She always believed in Jesus and had faith that he had a plan. Catherine prayed to the Holy Trinity all the time and mostly prayed for others. She even tended to Lepers and others that were sick because God told her to. St. Catherine had so much love for God that she had a divine marriage with him.
The Catholic objects include a heart with Christ’s coat-of-arms at its top. The labeling of the occult objects is NIMAS which means ‘No More’ in English. On the other hand the Catholic objects are labeled ‘NIMENOS’ which means ‘No Less.’ In the back, larks an owl. Since ancient times, the owl symbolizes witchcraft and night.
However, they have a lot of differences as well. They differ in aspects such as each traditions view on afterlife, the structure of the Church, authority of beliefs, saints and the virgin Mother Mary, transubstantiation and priesthood. One of the major differences between Roman Catholics and Protestants is each traditions view of saints and the virgin Mother, Mary. Catholics pray to saints and to Mary, in heaven, to ask the saints to pray to God for them.
The first belief is “Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and the Son of our loving Heavenly Father” (Mormonism 101). This is described to be said, as the Saints believe that God himself sent his only son, Jesus Christ, to save all mankind from their sins. God is said to be the Heavenly Father who listens and answers all prayers and feels sympathy towards them. Later on God was worshipped as the Redeemer, the central guy, to all mankind of the church. He accepts mercy and grace that the followers seek including baptism, communion, praying, and doing good deeds to others around.