Illuminated Manuscript digitally painted by Capio Lumen. This painting is available as a limited edition pigmented ink jet print. Each print is numbered, dated and signed by the artist. This Giclée print, French for inkjet, is printed using Epson archival pigmented inks on fine art paper. The print is “light fast” for 100 years when kept under glass and out of direct sunlight. It is available in these four print sizes.
- 6.5 X 8.5 Unmated: with a print size of 5.5 X 7.0 ($20.00)
- 11 X 14 Archival Matted: with a print size of 6.75 X 8.5 ($50.00)
- 16 X 19 Framed: with a print size 6.25 X 8.0 ($100.00)
- 24 X 30 Unmated: with a print size of 21 X 27 ($300.00)
Ave Maria @2014
This manuscript painting is the Hail Mary prayer.
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou amongst women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners,
Now and at the hour of our death.
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: This is a traditional prayer asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The prayer incorporates two passages from Saint Luke's Gospel: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee," and "Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb”. This is also the prayer that forms the basis of the Rosary. At the top of the icon you can see a very faint ancient star map. Painted over the star map, in the borders surrounding the central images, are paintings of flowers and plants that symbolize death and Resurrection. Each flower has its meaning rooted in fourteenth and fifteenth century illuminated manuscripts. Strawberries have been used to symbolize temptation and, with their white flowers and red fruit, purity and martyrdom. The Lily is a symbol of purity and is the flower of the Virgin. White Lilies are associated with the Annunciation. Violas symbolize the Trinity because of their three-color petals. The blue five-petal forget-me-nots and the four-petal speedwells signify remembrance. The butterfly is a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. Birds are the symbol of the “Winged Soul”. They are used to suggest the Spiritual, as opposed to the material. Ants that are scattered throughout the composition, are used because of their industrious habits, as symbols of activity, diligence, work and good order. The spots of the seven-spot ladybug symbolize Mary’s Seven Joys and Seven Sorrows.
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