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)
Glory To God In The Highest ©2011
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 2: Verses 8 through 14.
8: And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
9: An angel of the LORD appeared to them, and the glory of the LORD shone around them, and they were terrified.
10: But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.
11: Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the LORD.
12: This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
13: Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,
14: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: Fish are used as a symbol of Christ. Flocks of sheep are symbols of Spiritual wealth. At the top of the icon you can find 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. 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. The sheep in the fields are references to the Lamb of God. The Lamb is also a symbol of Christ. 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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