Friday, December 24, 2021

Picturing Mary: Day 24

 

The Virgin and child with St Anne Anonymous Flemish 15th Century

Our Advent series finishes with a favourite painting of mine, picturing Mary cradling the sleeping Christ, with her own mother, (and my namesake!) St Anne, not mentioned in the Bible, but named in legends. She stands, or perhaps sits, on the low wall, above Mary. Anne’s right hand, although holding the book, also seems to hover over Mary’s head, blessing her. It’s a lovely, peaceful image, in which everyone appears to be in their own world, and yet perfectly connected to each other.








LINKS TO THE PICTURES

1.      https://www.museodelprado.es/en/the-collection/art-work/pentecost/f83b921d-2380-4dc9-8532-b3c597dab1e8

2.      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frink.jpg

3.      https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/52/Christ_Appearing_to_His_Mother_MET_DT2649.jpg

4.      https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/antonello-da-messina-christ-crucified

5.      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Krak%C3%B3w_Piet%C3%A0_of_Tub%C4%85dzin.jpg

6.      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yelin-bergpredigt-ca1912.jpg

7.      https://picryl.com/media/marriage-at-cana-from-bl-royal-2-b-vii-f-168v-d7b122

8.      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Finding_of_the_Saviour_in_the_Temple

9.      https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Lorenzo_Costa_004.jpg

10.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virgin_Annunciate_(Antonello_da_Messina,_Munich)#/media/File:Antonello_da_Messina_036.jpg

11.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cestello_Annunciation#/media/File:Botticelli,_annunciazione_di_cestello_02.jpg

12.    https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/annunciation-triptych-merode-altarpiece/2gH9uXVRR_p-vQ?hl=en

13.    https://www.carlbloch.org/Mary-And-Elizabeth.html

14.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visitation_(van_der_Weyden)#/media/File:Leipzig,_Museum_der_bildenden_K%C3%BCnste,_Rogier_van_der_Weyden,_Heimsuchung.JPG

15.    https://commons.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Luc-Olivier_Merson,_L%E2%80%99Arriv%C3%A9e_%C3%A0_B%C3%A9thl%C3%A9em.jpg

16.    https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/the-nativity-with-the-prophets-isaiah-and-ezekiel/VwFhxyyiHc20QA?hl=en

17.    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adoration_of_the_Shepherds#/media/File:The_Adoration_of_the_Shepherds_-_Matthias_Stom_(Stomer)_-_Google_Cultural_Institute.jpg

18.    https://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=31195

19.    https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436101

20.    https://www.wikiart.org/en/rembrandt/presentation-in-the-temple-1628

21.    https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2010.154

22.    https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Odigitriya_Smolenskaya_Dionisiy.jpg

23.    https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/workshop-of-dirk-bouts-the-virgin-and-child-with-saint-peter-and-saint-paul

24.    https://artuk.org/discover/artworks/the-virgin-and-child-with-st-anne-141556


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