Marianne Stokes: Candlemas Day (c. 1901)

“Like a number of other painters with whose work Marianne Stokes has affinities – notably Joseph Southall and the Birmingham school – the artist abandoned oils towards the turn of the century in favour of tempera painting, and, ‘Candlemas Day’ is a good example of her work in this medium. According to Alice Meynell, this…

William Adolphe Bouguereau, Song of the Angels (1881)

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Marianne Stokes: Madonna (c.1909)

“Many painters have drawn the Virgin Mary and Jesus and it was a particularly popular theme with Italian artists from the Renaissance period. However, most portraits depict the virgin looking at her child. In this picture, she looks up and introduces her young child to the viewer. Across the background are patterned thorny tendrils and…

Dietrich Buxtehude: The Newborn Child

TRANSLATION (by Jason F. Ortmann): The newly born and tiny child, The darling infant Jesus, Doth once again the year renew For this the chosen Christian flock. The angels who gladly surround us And accompany us rejoice, Singing freely on high, Proclaiming that God is reconciled with us. If God is reconciled and is our…

Wishing You Joy on Christmas Day!

Latin text: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui. Alleluia. Translation: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Alleluia. Click for Detailed Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Learn More Merry…

Donna Stewart: The Wexford Carol

Good people all, this Christmas time, Consider well and bear in mind What our good God for us has done In sending his beloved son With Mary holy we should pray, To God with love this Christmas Day In Bethlehem upon that morn, There was a blessed Messiah born. The night before that happy tide,…

A Christmas Message

“The Small One” A beautiful vintage radio story narrated by Bing Crosby, this twelve minute audio tells a delightful tale of a boy and his donkey called “The Small One”. Henry Ossawa Tanner: Flight Into Egypt (1923) Merry Christmas Eve! ~Sunnyside

Marianne Stokes: Angels Entertaining the Holy Child

“A converted sail loft in St Ives provided the backdrop to a series of religious pictures that the Austrian-born painter Marianne Stokes completed during her residence in the town between 1887 and 1899. Her husband Adrian was a pivotal member of the early St Ives colony… The Cornish Telegraph was able to review it before…

Sam Robson and Friends: O come, O come, Emmanuel

O come, O come, Emmanuel O come, O come, Emmanuel And ransom captive Israel That mourns in lonely exile here Until the Son of God appear Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel Shall come to thee, O Israel. O come, Thou Rod of Jesse, free Thine own from Satan’s tyranny From depths of Hell Thy people save And…

Johann Sebastian Bach: Christmas Cantata BWV 62

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Henry Ossawa Tanner: The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water (1907)

“Tanner favored religious subjects, in part because of his family’s strong spiritual convictions and professional ties to the church. The Disciples See Christ Walking on the Water interprets the Gospel of Matthew (14:24-28): But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the…

Henry Ossawa Tanner: Christ and His Mother Studying the Scriptures (1909)

Christ and His Mother Studying the Scriptures presents a dramatic, yet intimate scene. The figures of Christ and Mary clasp each other tenderly as they each hold the scroll from which they read, their physical bond an outward acknowledgment of their spiritual unity. Henry Ossawa Tanner’s lush, densely painted surface is restricted to shades of…

Palestrina and Fra Angelico

“The Annunciation represents the biblical story in which Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. These two panels were once part of a large altarpiece, placed to the left and right above a central painting and held within an elaborate frame. Fra Angelico represented…

Hugo van der Goes: Death of the Virgin (c1475)

“On the bed lies the pale-white Virgin, clad in a blue cloak. Her hands are folded in her lap. A group of apostles gather in a circular arrangement around the deathbed. This group of saints shows great soulfulness, despair and human fear. At the top, Christ appears in a halo among hovering angels to take…

Alleluia: Restless Heart

by Renee Yann, RSM, at Lavish Mercy Prose: from Augustine’s autobiography about his mother Monica: And now you stretched forth your hand from aboveand drew up my soul out of that profound darknessbecause my mother, your faithful one,wept to you on my behalf more than mothersare accustomed to weepfor the bodily deaths of their children….

Josiah Gilbert Holland: “God Give Us Men”

Wanted by Josiah Gilbert Holland God, give us men! A time like this demands Strong minds, great hearts, true faith and ready hands; Men whom the lust of office does not kill; Men whom the spoils of office cannot buy; Men who possess opinions and a will; Men who have honor; men who will not…

Sir Frank Brangwyn: Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus

“After the First World War, Brangwyn was commissioned to produce Stations of the Cross for Arras cathedral through the recommendation of his friend Theophile Steinlen (1859-1923). Reproductions of the Stations were to be distributed to other war damaged churches. Unfortunately the series was never completed. It was generally reported that this was due to the…

Jacopo Ligozzi: Christ Carrying the Cross (1604)

The Power of Narrative Painting Much has been written about Jacopo Ligozzi’s Christ Carrying the Cross, a dramatic narrative portrayal of Christ surrounded by his persecutors and onlookers on the way to Calvary. I did not understand the power of this painting until studying the enlarged details in the face of Christ. With close proximity,…

Mignarda: Where There Is Charity and Love

If video is not visible on WP Reader….please view At Sunnyside “This beautiful and familiar hymn is one of the antiphons for the washing of feet on the Mandatum (Maundy Thursday). Its text is attributed to Paulinus of Aquileia in 796. The traditional chant melody probably also stems from the late 8th century.” lutesongs According…

Giotto: The Arrest of Christ (Kiss of Judas)

Gospel Mt 26:14-25 One of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said,“What are you willing to give meif I hand him over to you?”They paid him thirty pieces of silver,and from that time on he looked for an opportunity to hand him over. On the first day of the…

Schubert, Stjepan, and Stokes

Hauser performs Ave Maria by Franz Schubert with Choir Zvjezdice at his classical solo concert at the Lisinski Concert Hall in Zagreb, October 2017. Elisabeth Fuchs is the conductor. Hear More Tag: Hauser At Sunnyside See More Tag: Marianne Stokes At Sunnyside Read More Schubert’s Ave Maria Marianne Stokes at Wikiwand Thanks for Visiting 🙂…

Giotto: Flight Into Egypt

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Christina Rossetti: Holy Innocents

Holy Innocents by Christina Rossetti Sleep, little Baby, sleep; The holy Angels love thee, And guard thy bed, and keep A blessed watch above thee. No spirit can come near Nor evil beast to harm thee: Sleep, Sweet, devoid of fear Where nothing need alarm thee. The Love which doth not sleep, The eternal Arms…

Wishing You Joy on Christmas Day!

Latin text: Ave Maria, gratia plena, Dominus tecum; benedicta tu in mulieribus, et benedictus fructus ventris tui. Alleluia. Translation: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Alleluia. Click for Detailed Image Slideshow best viewed At Sunnyside Learn More Merry…