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: Numbered Edition of 150: Print size 5.5 X 7.0: ($20.00)
11 X 14 Matted: Numbered Edition of 300: Print size 6.75 X 8.5: ($50.00)
16 X 19 Framed: Numbered Edition of 300: Print size 6.25 X 8.0: ($100.00)
24 X 30 Unmated: Numbered Edition of 50: Print size of 21 X 27: ($300.00
- A.P. Artist Proof is 10% of the edition size
Mary Visits Elizabeth ©2013
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 1: Verses 39 through 44
39: At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea,
40: where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth.
41: When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
42: In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!
43: But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?
44: As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: The Lion is emblematic of strength, majesty, courage, and fortitude. Flocks of sheep are symbols of Spiritual wealth. The Lamb is a symbol of Christ. John in Chapter 1: Verse 29, “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world”. 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 daisy is a symbol of the Innocence of the Christ Child and the violet is a symbol of humility. White Lilies are as symbol of purity. 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. 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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