Listen to Him…

Andrea Previtali, the Transfiguration Oil on panel Pinacoteca di Brera, MilanFrom today's Gospel reading...MT 17:1-9 Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. And behold, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, conversing with him. Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three t … [Read more...]

Stunning Contemporary Icon of St. Michael …

This particular icon was created by joining different types of stone together, called an opus sectile icon. You can see the artist's process here at Orhtodox Arts Journal. It's really quite exquisite the way this icon strikes a beautiful balance between ornate detail and simplicity. … [Read more...]

The Incense Burner…

By HovsepPushman, c. 1921. Oil on wood panel, Milwaukee ArtMuseum - Layton Art CollectionI find this particular piece stunning. The color and fluid strokes. Oh my. … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Baptism of Our Lord in Art…

... Giovanni Bellini, Baptism of Christ c. 1500-02Today the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of Our Lord. This brings to an end the season of Christmas. The Church recalls Our Lord's second manifestation or epiphany which occurred on the occasion of His baptism in the Jordan. Jesus descended into the River to sanctify its waters and to give them the power to beget sons of God. The event takes on the importance of a second creation in which the entire Trinity … [Read more...]

St. Lucy…

... Of of my favorite saints is St. Lucy for reasons too personal to explain. And if I tried it would probably sound crazy anyway. I do my own private thing to honor her but I always like to share some of my favorite artistic renditions of the saint.Related Link: Fr. D explains why she's such an awesome saint. Also, What Lucy Saw. … [Read more...]

20 Astonishing Images of a Breastfeeding Mary…

... The human body is an absolute wonder. I find anatomical illustrations in old medical books as stunning to contemplate as the finest works of art. I'm awed by God's attention to detail.Speaking of the body as an example of God's fine craftsmanship... the female body is miraculous in it's ability to grow and nourish life.Some of my favorite images of the Blessed Virgin are of her nursing the infant Christ. Coming from a deeply Southern evangelical background that only … [Read more...]

Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee …

... Today the Church recognizes the Memorial of St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor the Church.Bernini“Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains all that it strives for. He who has God finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices.” -- St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Mom…

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Fine Art Friday …

... Art for the Assumption. Better late then never. So just enjoy it ...Andrea Del SartoJose AntolinezAnnibale CarracciJuan Carreno De MirandaVolaterra, altar located in Santissima Trinita in Rome (been there!)Lippi, located in Santa Maria Sopa Minerva in Rome (been there too!)Lorenzo LottoPietro PeruginoGiovanni BattistaNicolas PoussinSabastiano Ricci … [Read more...]