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)
Feast of the Presentation ©2016
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 2: Verses 25, 27, 28, 29 & 30
25: And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and God-fearing, awaiting the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Spirit was with him.
27: And he went with the Spirit to the temple. And when the child Jesus was brought in by his parents, in order to act on his behalf according to the custom of the law
28: he also took him up, into his arms, and he blessed God and said:
29 Now you may dismiss your servant in peace, O Lord, according to your word.
30: For my eyes have seen your salvation
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: The dove is the symbol of purity and peace, and for that reason we see in the center icon, Joseph, with a pair of doves that he is offering for purification after the birth of the Christ Child. Joseph and the others gathered are holding a candle whose flame represents the presence of God, who enlightens us by his Word. 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 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 and bees 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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