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)
Love Is Kind in English ©2016
This manuscript painting is from the Corinthians Gospel, Chapter 13: Verses 4 through 8.
4: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
5: It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
6: Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
7: It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves.
8: Love never fails.
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: Female breasts represent the attributes of love, nourishment, and maternal protection. At the top of the icon you see a very faint ancient star map and the word LOVE. 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. Roses honor the Virgin, who was “a Rose without a Thorn”. The color of a rose has unique symbolism pertaining to the three virtues - Faith is white, Hope is green and Love is red. Violas symbolize the Trinity because of their three-color petals. The Thistle is one of the symbols for the Passion of Christ. The daisy is a symbol of the Innocence of the Christ. 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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