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
Prayer for the Dead in Latin @2023
Prayer for the Dead @2023
Réquiem æternam dona ei, Dómine.
Et lux perpétua lúceat ei.
Requiéscat in pace. Amen.
Anima ejus, et ánimæ ómnium fidélium defunctórum, per misericórdiam Dei requiéscant in pace. Amen.
Eternal rest grant unto him (her), O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him (her).
May he (she) rest in peace. Amen.
May his (her) soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.
About this Painting
Prayer for the Dead or the Eternal rest prayer comes straight from the traditional Requiem Mass, also known as Mass for the dead. The Requiem Mass is always the same no matter who has died or for whom the Mass is being offered. The direct inspiration of this prayer comes from an apocryphal book of the Bible, 4 Esdras. The prayer is asking for the perpetual light of God which is an everlasting eternal and unchanging. At is also asking God to safeguard the souls of the faithful and all the faithfully departed and to guide them to their place in Heaven. It is a request to God to let their souls rest in peace.
Symbolism in this Painting:
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:
At the top center of the icon, you see a very faint ancient star map that extends down underneath the type. In the border of this image is a highly stylized acanthus vine. In ancient Greek architecture acanthus ornament appears extensively in the capitals of the Corinthian and Composite orders of architecture. It also can be seen applied to friezes, dentils and other decorated areas. In Christianity the acanthus leaves represent resurrection, that of enduring life and immortality. The thorny can leaves represent pain, sin and punishment. The plant is also traditionally displayed at funerary celebrations. The lily is the flower most associated with funeral services as they symbolize the innocence that has been restored to the soul of the departed. The white lily expresses majesty and purity. Lilies also are symbol of peace and represent commitment and rebirth. They are often used at occasions marking the end of our earthly existence. Pea flowers in the right side of the border on top of the star map are associated with the birth of Christ and are symbolically linked to good-bye, departure, and thank you.
Skeletons represents not the end of life but rather coexistence with death, which cannot be detached from life. Skeletons remind people about life's fragility, and that death is part of the human cycle. In addition, they serve as a reminder that we will all die someday. The reed in each skeleton’s hand is a symbol of the frailty of our human condition.
At the bottom of the painting, we see part of a pink petaled flower used to symbolize life, love, and affection. I use the butterfly as a symbol for angels. The butterfly is also a symbol of the cycles of life, caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. The 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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