Albrecht Dürer: Saint Eustace (c.1501)

“According to the legend, a Roman soldier called Placidas saw a vision of the crucified Christ appear between the antlers of a stag he was hunting. Upon hearing God’s voice spoken by the animal, ‘O Placidas, why pursuest thou me?’” Even if you don’t know the name, chances are you’ve seen a reproduction of one…

“The Small One”

A 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) “Flight into Egypt” depicts the Holy Family’s clandestine evasion of King Herod’s assassins (Matthew 2:12–14), Tanner’s favorite biblical story… The painting, which…

Victoria Emily Jones: Art and Theology, Advent Day 6

Don’t miss the story of this painting by Bryn Gillette! 🙂 ~Sunnyside Lament and hope are key elements of Gillette’s Beyond the Ruins series as a whole, as he elaborates: During the years I worked on these images, the painting process distilled countless hours of conversation, travel, prayer, heartache, and hope into color and form….

The Flagellation – 14th Century Italian Embroidery

One of Twelve: Life of Christ The Flagellation is one of twelve panels attributed to Geri Lapi depicting the life of Christ, of which nine are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This embroidered panel representing the Flagellation is a remarkable expression of the Florentine Gothic style. While the needlework has been attributed to the…

So Who Mothers the Mothers? by Joanna Penn Cooper

Joanna Penn Cooper, writing in Image Journal, paints a poignant picture of the community of women :

“I think about the private nature of women’s stories of their own suffering, how they are shared at kitchen tables and in late-night phone calls,

Edward Hicks: Peaceable Kingdom (1833)

Note: Image galleries do not display properly in WordPress Reader. Best Viewed At Sunnyside. Isaiah 11:6-9 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the…

The Tree of Life: 17th century

  “This association with the Tree of Life in Revelations is reinforced by the curling grape vine wrapped around the trunk of the tree, which is symbolic of the Passion of Christ and the promise of eternal life.” TheMet     This unique image of a miraculous tree bearing multiple species of fruits and vegetables…

Segna di Buonaventura: Saint Benedict (1320s)

‘Saint Benedict’ Artist: Segna di Buonaventura (Italian, active Siena by 1298–died 1326/31) Date: 1320s Medium: Tempera on wood, gold ground Dimensions: Overall, with framing elements, 49 x 20 7/8 in. (124.5 x 53 cm); Saint Benedict, painted surface 27 7/8 x 16 in. (70.8 x 40.6 cm); pinnacle, painted surface 10 1/4 x 15 3/8…

Eugène Delacroix: The Education of the Virgin (1852)

The Education of the Virgin Eugène Delacroix 1852 From the collection of The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo L’Éducation de la Vierge (The Education of the Virgin) (1852). Eugène Delacroix (French, 1798-1863. Oil on canvas. Musée national Eugène-Delacroix Delacroix portrayed the subject with great simplicity, centering the composition on the two monumental figures of…