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Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden

What does this painting of Adam and Eve tell us about our role in creation? This ArtSpeaks explores the meaning behind Johan Wenzel Peter's painting of creation.

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Vision of St. Helena

What can Paolo Veronese's painting on St. Helena teach us about prayer? This ArtSpeaks explores prayer as a gift, covenant, and communion.

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The Descent from the Cross

The masterpiece of Roger Van der Weyden gives us three insights from the position of Jesus and Mary, from the bones at the bottom, and the alternate name of the painting.

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Triptych in Defense of Mary's Perpetual Virginity

This triptych of multi-layered symbolism and typology explains, in images, the perpetual virginity of Mary.

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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 Triumph of the Holy Innocents

The massacre of innocent children is hardly a triumph, but when one dies for Christ, then it is an achievement. This ArtSpeaks will discuss the events surrounding the Holy Innocents and how it is triumphant.

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The Agony in the Garden

Andrea Mantegna paints, in a very stylized manner, the Agony in the Garden on what looks like an altar as an allegory to Christ’s Passion as a sacrifice.

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Song of Songs

The Song of Songs in the Old Testament tells of a husband and her groom longing to be physically romantic with each other. It is an allegory of God's relationship with his people; Christ, with his Church.

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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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