Sunday, December 14, 2014

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

THE ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By TAHLIB | Sunday Comments Only
The Bible verse John 19:27, "Behold your mother!" has inspired the most Christian art throughout history. "Madonna and Child" by Fra Filippo Lippi is one of those works now on view in Washington, DC. in the new exhibition "Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea." This exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is part of the museums ongoing examination of humanist themes related to women. The Christmas season timing makes "Madonna and Child" (above) my NEWS OF WEEK.

In other religious art news from across the USA, and around the world:
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