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Angel standing BW Karlsruhe (by Pierre the III)
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Pierre the III ~ "Angel Standing BW Karlsruhe" Arise! or Is it raining?
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The first Last Supper
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Jesus Christ: the first sacrifice ever of the Holy Eucharist during His very Last Supper as seen by director Mel Gibson ~
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The Eucharist "is" the body, blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ!
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In the Garden from The Passion of the Christ
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Matthew 26:39 And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” http://www.pinterest.com/childofgod3/pictures-of-jesus-christ-virgin-mary/
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The last night. A night like this, Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives, was betrayed and arrested, abandoned and denied by his friends. And what are we doing tonight?: Then, accompanied by the disciples, Jesus left the upstairs room and went as usual to the Mount of Olives. There he told them, “Pray that you will not give in to temptation.” He walked away, about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father, if you are willing, please take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want ...
The last night. A night like this Jesus prayed on the Mount of Olives. Luke 22:39-65
Father... not my will but your will be done. Thank you Jesus!!!
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On the Cross from The Passion of the Christ
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Mary Magdalene at the Crucifixion in The Passion of the Christ
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St. Joan of Arc, Domrémy, France.
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Monument dedicated to St. Joan of Arc, Domrémy, France. http://www.thefuneralsource.org/cemeurope.html
An powerful monument dedicated to St. Joan of Arc in the village of her birth and formative years, Domrémy, France.
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Gorgeous angel statue in Rouen, France
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Bouguereau's Die Geisselung Christi
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William Adolphe Bouguereau (William Bouguereau) (1825-1905) Flagellation de Notre Seigneur Jesus Christ Oil on canvas 1880
William-Adolphe Bouguereau ( La Rochelle 1825–1905) Flagellation of Jesus Christ 1880 Oil on canvas; 310 x 213 cm La Rochelle, Musées d’art et d’histoire de La Rochelle
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905) - The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1880) - William Bouguereau — Wikipédia
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Flagelación de Jesús de Nazaret. Pintura realizada por el artista William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905), llamada "The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ" (1880)
Swoosh on The Flagellation of Our Lord Jesus Christ (1880) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825-1905).
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Innocence - William Adolphe Bouguereau One of my favorite pictures ....I like to think of it is the Virgin Mary and Child!
'Innocence' (1893) by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905). Source http://www.illusionsgallery.com via Wikimedia.
William Adolphe Bouguereau, Innocence, 1893. I beleive the adaptation is the mother Mary and Baby Jesus.
Our Blessed Mother. Our example of complete faith and trust in God's mercy, providence and promises. Innocence - William Bouguereau
L'Innocence, William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1893). Both young children and lamb are symbols of innocence. Sweet Mother Mary, pray for us
Brings a new meaning to glowing. L'innocence - William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905, French)
A beautiful favorite of mine. L’innocence / William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905, French)
~ Living a Beautiful Life ~ L’innocence / William Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905, French)
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Bouguereau's Madonna of the Lilies
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La Vierge au lys. I love William-Adolphe Bouguereau's work, especially his depictions of the Blessed Mother. This is probably one of my favourites.
This is in my living room...used to be in a guest room. Someone asked me where/what the picture is and after, "It's the Virgin Mary (duh, Philistine) and Jesus looks a little like my youngest child," I could only remember that I saw it on eBay! The Madonna of the Lilies - William-Adolphe Bouguereau
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September 8th - Birthday of the Blessed Mother (The Madonna of the Lilies, 1899 William-Adolphe Bouguereau)
La Vierge au Lys (The Virgin of the Lilies) 1899 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825 – 1905) French academic painter
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William-Adolphe Bouguereau, La vergine dei gigli [La Vierge au Lys] Olio su tela, 1899
La Vierge au Lys (The Virgin of the Lilies) 1899 - William-Adolphe Bouguereau
At the start of this Holy Week, I’ve been contemplating two different pieces of religious art by the same artist,... Read More and Comment
Bouguereau's Madonna of the Roses
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The Madonna of the Roses (1903) French artist William Adolphe #Bouguereau (1825-1905)The Gould Mansion Tarrytown
William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French Academic painter, 1825-1905) The Madonna of the Roses 1903. Pinned from an interesting blog. Great Art!
The Madonna of the Roses by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1903
Artist : bougeureau / virgin Mary with child Jesus Christ
Just love this piece and especially religious art.
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(Col 1:24) - "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the divine office which was given to me for you, to make the work of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now made manifest to his saints."
Shroud of Turin
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Saint Maximilian Kolbe
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Saint Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Conventual Franciscan Friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland. #StMaximillianKolbe #PrayForUs
August 14th is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Read about his life, devotion to Mary, and martyrdom in a Nazi concentration camp on our blog. He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, and the pro-life movement.
August 14th is the feast day of St. Maximilian Kolbe. Martyr of the concentration camps. #balla
St Maximilian Kolbe, who gave his life to save a father's in a concentration camp during WWII
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"For Jesus Christ I am prepared to suffer still more." - St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Maximilian Kolbe, my confirmation Saint and an amazing man.
St. Maximilian Kolbe... my hero!
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Jesus Christ - Messiah (Hebrew-Aramaic ישוע (Yeshua )
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Jesus Christ - Messiah (Hebrew-Aramaic ישוע (Yeshua ) Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him
For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.~ Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ. Prophet and inspiration of Christianity. Taught a message of love, forgiveness and faith. Born in a turbulent period of Roman rule, after his crucifixion, his message inspired millions around the world
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Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1182 – October 3, 1226)
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Famous painting of St. Francis preaching his Sermon to the Birds. St. Francis was the patron saint of all animals but was particularly fond of birds. Before the new pope, named after St. Francis, was declared a seagull stole the show by sitting on the smoke stack at the Vatican. The seagull was a Herring Gull, the latin for which is Larus argentatus. The pope is from Argentina.
Giotto: San Francisco predicando a los pájaros, predela del políptico San Francisco de Asís recibiendo los estigmas-hacia 1300 Museo del Louvre. José Armando Flores Vázquez
Saint Francis of Assisi (born Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone; 1182 – October 3, 1226) - Patron Saint of all animals
My favorite of the fresco cycle in Assissi. Giotto: St. Francis Preaching to the Birds. I love that there are so many beautiful elements in the shapes and textures that could completely translate over into modern painting.
Saint Francis of Assisi: It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching. #quote
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Giotto: St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds
Giotto's St. Francis of Assisi.
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Da Vinci's The Last Supper
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Leonardo da Vinci --The Last Supper-(1495-1498)--Fresco--- Place of Creation: Milan, Italy Style: High Renaissance Genre: religious painting Technique: oil, tempera Material: canvas Dimensions: 910 x 420 cm Gallery: Church Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy
This Week in History – On May 28th, 1999, In Milan, Italy, Leonardo de Vinci's "The Last Supper" was put back on display after more than 20 years of restoration work. #Art #Painting #TheLastSupper #leonardodavinci #History
Leonardo Davinci - Last Supper 15'x29' an incredibly large piece In Milan Italy. My absolute favorite last supper
LEONARDO DA VINCI (1452 - 1519) | The Last Supper (before restoration - 1498). Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy.
The Last Supper | Leonardo da Vinci | 1495-98 | fresco | 180 x 346 in | Convent of Santa Maria della Grazie, Milan, Italy
LEONARDO DA VINCI, Last Supper (top, uncleaned; bottom, cleaned), ca. 1495-1498. Fresco (oil and tempera on plaster), 29' 10" x 13' 9". Refectory, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan.
Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, Italy, c 1495-98 (www.artbabble.org...)
Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper in Milan Italy..........this is on next years Bucket List.
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The Doni Tondo or Doni Madonna, sometimes called The Holy Family, is the only finished panel painting by the mature Michelangelo to survive. Now in the Uffizi in Florence, Italy, and still in its original frame, the painting was probably commissioned by Agnolo Doni to commemorate his marriage to Maddalena Strozzi, the daughter of a powerful Tuscan family. The painting is in the form of a tondo, or round frame, which is frequently associated during the Renaissance with domestic ideas. AT
Michelangelo's The Holy Family
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Tondo Doni, MIchelangelo Buonarroti, 1503-1504 (tempera su tavola). Commissionato da Agnolo Doni per il suo matrimonio con Maddalena Strozzi, il dipinto è conservato alla Galleria degli Uffizi a Firenze.
Michelangelo Buonarroti | Holy Family with St. John the Baptist / Tondo Doni, 1506, oil on panel, Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze. The painting was probably commissioned by Agnolo Doni to commemorate his marriage to Maddalena Strozzi, the daughter of a powerful Tuscan family.
Tondo Doni/Michelangelo Buonarroti. Tempera su tavola (diametro 120 cm) 1506/8 Galleria degli Uffizi Firenz Italia
This is one of the most amazing paintings I've ever seen. Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564 The Holy Family tempera on panel (∅ 120 cm) — c. 1506 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564 The Holy Family tempera on panel (∅ 120 cm) — c. 1506 Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti The Doni Tondo (framed) Tempera on panel, diameter 120 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
Michelangelo - Tondo Doni - 1507. The Holy Family playing. Love this painting. Tondo means round.
The Holy Family with the Infant John the Baptist (or The Doni tondo) - Michelangelo Buonarroti
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Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor
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Virgin Mary - Snowshill Manor and Garden, Cotswolds - 2005 - Victor Keech photography - https://www.flickr.com/photos/victorkeech/101549192/in/photostream/ - - http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshill-manor/
In my hour of darkness, Mother Mary comes to me. Speaking words of Wisdom, LET IT BE, LET IT BE! Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor
Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor. As if the Virgin Mary does not have enough to feel woeful about, the state of decoration at her resting place at Snowshill Manor must be a source of real consternation. I do like the make up of this picture as the inner grief of the figure suggests that the neglect of the surroundings is unimportant. Snowshill, where this shrine can be found, is a remarkable and unusual place, and well worth a visit if you are in the Cotswolds.
In my hour of darkness, Mother Mary comes to me. Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor
Our Blessed Mother, Statue of the Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor and Garden, UK.
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Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor| Photo by Victor Keech
Virgin Mary, Snowshill Manor, England
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The young virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth
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Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Elizabeth - Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. (Luke 1:42)
Visitación de la Virgen María a Santa Isabel Evangelio según San Lucas 1,39-56. Por entonces María tomó su decisión y se fue, sin más demora, a una ciudad ubicada en los cerros de Judá. Entró en la casa de Zacarías y saludó a Isabel.
the visitaion of the Virgin Mary to her cousin Elizabeth - from the movie "The Nativity Story"
Hiam Abbass/Elizabeth & Keisha Castle-Hughes/Mary - The Nativity Story (2006)
Hiam Abbass and Keisha Castle-Hughes in The Nativity Story (2006)
the Visitation- love this moment in the movie The Nativity Story
The Nativity Story 
The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Two Mothers Rejoice!
This day is called the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary because on it Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth, whom, as the angel had told her, God had blessed with a son in her old age. In the Introit of the Mass the Church sings: "Hail, holy parent, who didst bring truth the King Who…
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Child Jesus sleeping in the hands of Mother Mary.
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I laid myself down and slept on the map of Europe, It creaked and pulled all night and when I rose In a wide hall to the light of a thundery afternoon The dreams had bent my body and fused my bones And a note buzzed over and again and tuned for the night. -- Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (from Curtain) Image: Madonna and Child (detail) by Bernardino Luini
[The Virgin Holding the Sleeping Child (detail), Bernardino Luini, early 16th century]
Detail of Bernardino Luini, Madonna and the Sleeping Child, 1532. Beautiful!
Madonna and Child (detail) - Bernardino Luini
Bernardino Luini: Madonna and Child (detail)
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The magnificence that is Michelangelo.. the Pieta... Vatican City, Italy
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The magnificence that is Michelangelo.. The Pietà (1498–1499) Mother Mary detail ~ Vatican City, Italy
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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), "The Pieta", Vatican City, Italy
MICHELANGELO Buonarroti (1475-1564) - Pieta detail (St Peter Rome)
Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) Vatican Pietà (detail)
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I was probably in middle school when I read Irving Stone’s The Agony and the Ecstasy. Oh good lord, I loved that book! When the 700+ pages were finished, I went to the letters of Michelangelo in I Michelangelo, Sculptor. Irving Stone, the author of The Agony and the Ecstasy, had Michelangelo’s letters translated when…
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Pieta: Michelangelo was also a talented architect, and created the design for the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, as well as the Laurentian Library in Florence. However, it was his sculptures that he became most well known for. Two of his most famous sculptures are "David" and the "Pieta." The "Pieta" was sculpted when Michelangelo was only 24 years old
The Pietà (1498–1499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
The Piet (14981499) is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture by Michelangelo Buonarroti, housed in St. Peters Basilica in Vatican City.This famous work of art depicts the body of Jesus on the lap of his mother Mary after the Crucifixion. The theme is of Northern origin, popular by that time in France but not yet in Italy. The statue is one of the most highly finished works by Michelangelo.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, Pieta ca. 1498-1500. Marble Displayed at St. Peter's Vatican City, Rome. Someday I will gaze upon this work in person
Michelangelo´s Pieta, Petersdom in Rom, Marmor - 174-195 cm, 1499.
Pieta - Michelangelo, one of my favorite sculptures.
La Piedad de Miguel Angel, 1498-1499
In keeping with Holy Week, I present Michelangelo's "Pieta". This is truly a beautiful and moving piece of art. I was fortunate to have seen it in person when I was a child - about 10 or 11 I think. It was at the Vatican Pavillion at the World's Fair in New York in the 1960s. Even at that young age I could see that this was something out of the ordinary. Created in 1499 out of a single piece of marble, the "Pieta" stands 5ft 5.5 ins by 6 ft 4.8 ins. It was commissioned by the French Cardinal Jean de Billheres for his funeral monument. It now stands in St.Peter's Bascilica in the Vatican. The theme is one which popular North of the Alps where the portrayal of pain had always been connected to the idea of redemption; it was called "Vesperbild''. "The Pieta" combines the Renaissance ideals of classical beauty with a naturalism. There have been several theories (of course) of why Michelangelo depicted Mary as very young. He himself said that her youth symbolizes her incorruptible purity. Some have compare the positioning of Mary holding the dead Christ with the Madonna holding the baby Jesus. Personally, I find that quite a moving idea. A mother holding her dead son but seeing only the child she once carried in her arms. Michelangelo Buonarroti was born March 6, 1475 in the region of Tuscany, Italy.(That means he was 22 when he sculpt the "Pieta"!) He died in 1564 in Rome. On May 21, 1971, the statue was severely damaged when when a mentally disturbed geologist named Laszlo Toth walked into the chapel and attacked the Virgin with a geologist's hammer while shouting "I am Jesus Christ."After the attack, the work was painstakingly restored and returned to its place in St. Peter's, and is now protected by a bullet-proof acrylic glass panel. Click the "pieta" link above to see more photos of the "Pieta"
Pietà - Michelangelo Buonarroti
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