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)
The Shepherds Visit Mary ©2010
This manuscript painting is from the Gospel according to Luke Chapter 2: Verses 16, 17, and 14.
16: So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.
17: When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child.
14: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.
Symbolism in this Painting
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting: Flocks of sheep are symbols of Spiritual wealth. At the top of the icon you can find 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. White Lilies are associated with the Annunciation. 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. The Lion is emblematic of strength, majesty, courage, and fortitude. The sheep in the fields are references to the Lamb of God. The Lamb is also a symbol of Christ. 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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