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Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary

Sister Wendy on the Art of Mary

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  • ISBN-13: 9781616366933
  • Publisher: Franciscan Media
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2013
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Pages: 55 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.19 x 10.00 x 8.00 inches


Imagine going on a tour of a world-class art museum with a talented and insightful curator. But instead of just focusing on the history, technique, and cultural significance of each piece, you have the opportunity to reflect on the spiritual aspects of the works, examining their religious significance and concentrating on the transcendental meaning conveyed by the artist. This is what you’ll find in this exquisitely produced book.

It features fifteen pieces of art relating to Mary, with an extended reflection on each piece. The commentary is meditative, more reflection on the spiritual nature of the paintings’ subject than art critique. Sister Wendy writes with the deft hand of one who is formed in spirituality, art, and critical thinking. Her imagery is lush, creating a landscape where the sacred and profane live in comfortable coexistence through the medium of painting. For spiritual seekers and lovers of art, this book will offer a unique journey into the experiential nature of a well-rounded faith.

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