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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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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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St. John Lateran Basilica

The basilica is the official seat of the Pope, and therefore mother church of all churches. It is quite interesting how its interior architecture shows, in a very visual way how the Church is founded on Peter and the Apostles.

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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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Baptism of Christ, Our Lady of Pastures

This obscure mural depicting the Baptism of Christ reminds us of the Crucifixion, the crossing of the Jordan into the promised land, and our ability to be tempted.

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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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Dante's Inferno

Dante Alighieri depicts hell as a frozen prison with Satan, who has three faces, trapped in ice. We will discuss the theological canvas that Dante uses to bring out meaning to these symbolisms.

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The Rossano Gospels: The Parable of the Good Samaritan

The Rossano Gospels is an illuminated manuscript that illustrates Jesus as the Good Samaritan. This Art Speaks hands down what the Church Fathers think about this parable and how it sees the importance of the Church.

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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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