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Deesis

The deesis is a style from Byzantine influence that reflects what Catholics believe when they pray for others or when they ask the intercession of the saints.

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The Creation of Adam

While the fresco is probably the most recognized work of art and visually tells of Adam's creation, this ArtSpeaks will investigate the other persons in this image and it's massive implication in understanding creation.

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Dormition of the Virgin

A proliferation of paintings depicting the end of Mary's life shows Christ carrying her as a child. It is a visual allegory of Mary as daughter Zion - the endearing daughter of God.

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Judith Beheading Holofernes

Typology is a big help when we understand the New Testament through the Old Testament. The story of Judith, and Jael, help us understand the role of Mary.

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Coronation of the Virgin

The Coronation of Mary has been a long standing conviction of Christians since the early centuries and has its roots in traditions in the Davidic Kingdom of which Jesus is king.

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Christ Appearing to his Mother

Although not explicit in Scripture, Juan de Flandes paints Christ appearing to his mother right after the Resurrection. It reflects a non-dogmatic Catholic tradition that is in the hearts of theologians that answers where Jesus went so early on Easter...

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The Virgin of the Apocalypse

Mary is often depicted crushing the head of a serpent, which is symbolic of her triumph over evil through her cooperation with God’s plan to redeem the world. Miguel Cabrera uses imagery from Scripture to tell us that Mary is the new Eve...

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

Aside from the Shroud, the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the only other image that was not made by human hands. It is said to appear miraculously on the cape of a Mexican man named Juan Diego. Because the image is that of the Woman in Revelation...

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Madonna Mosaic

One of the dogmas on Mary is her perpetual virginity. Artists have found a way to show this through imagery throughout the centuries. In this old mosaic in the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, we will explore how artists have done this...

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Mary, the new Ark of the Covenant, and the Blood of Christ

The Gospel of Luke points out that Mary is the new Ark of the Covenant, and this gets reinforced in this particular crucifixion scene in the movie The Passion of the Christ when Mary is sprinkled with the blood of Christ...

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