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 Nativity #3 ©2017
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Luke, Chapter 2: Verses 4, 5, 6, & 7
4: And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David,
5: To be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
6: While they were there, the time came for her to have her child
7: And she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:
In the border of this painting a highly stylized “acanthus” surrounds this composition. 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. 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. Strawberries have been used to symbolize temptation and, with their white flowers and red fruit, purity and martyrdom. The red rose is a symbol of martyrdom, while the white rose is a symbol of Christianity. The royal purple color of the iris is associated with the heavenly royalty of Christ. Grapes are the symbol of the Eucharistic wine, the Blood of Christ.
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 and bees 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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