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
The Annunciation ©2012
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 1: Verses 26, 27, 28, 31, 34, 35, 38.
26: In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee,
27: to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.
28: The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
30: But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
31: You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.
34: “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
35: The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called[a] the Son of God.
38: “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: The Lion is emblematic of strength, majesty, courage, and fortitude. The Lamb is a symbol of Christ. White Lilies are as symbol of purity and are associated with the Annunciation. Lilies are also an attribute of the Archangel Gabriel. The butterfly is a symbol of the Resurrected Christ. The butterfly is also a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. 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. Violas symbolize the Trinity because of their three-color petals. The blue five-petal forget-me-nots and the four-petal speedwells signify remembrance. 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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