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)
Flight To Egypt ©2016
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Matthew Chapter 2: Verses 13 through 15
13: And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14: When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
15: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son.
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: At the top and under the text 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, vines 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 signify remembrance. Grapes are the symbol of the Eucharistic wine, the Blood of Christ. Vines are used as a common symbol of Christ and Christian faith. (Note John 15: 1-17) “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.” 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. The “Flight to Egypt” is one of Mary’s Seven Sorrows.
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