An excellent book on this subject is by Fr. Timothy Verdon.
Mary in Western Art explains the sometimes complicated concepts and facts in a reader friendly way. I found that the numerous photographs illustrated his points precisely. I enjoy rereading this book, as it is laced with many historical facts and intriguing details that often warrant review.
"Written from the viewpoint of religious faith, Verdon makes allowance for the fact that many readers may lack direct experience of that individual relationship with Mary which determined how she was represented in art. Verdon's text seeks to clarify the logical and emotional framework within which that relationship made sense without presuming to explain individual paintings or sculptures. True works of art, after all, are never mere textual illustrations."
Picture her: The Blessed Virgin Mary imagined.
Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea
A Gallery of Images.
Notes, Art, Photography CMJENTZ ©2013-2018
My website template has been updated. NOTES pages might have font and pictorial placement discrepancies.
All content ©LumenChristiArt.com,
Christine M. (CM) Jentz.
For comments or inquiries please
contact me. Commissions accepted.
“It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures.” (St. André Bessette)