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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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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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Isenheim Altarpiece

When Matthias Grunewald painted the Isenheim Altarpiece, he added John the Baptist and a lamb in the crucifixion scene to help us remember that it is the body and blood of Christ we part take of in every mass. The finger of John the Baptist points to...

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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 Brazen Serpent

The interesting thing that Vouet does in this painting is to depict the pole as a cross – even if scripture does not describe it as such. It shows a clear connection between these episodes in the Old Testament and the crucifixion of Christ. How?

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