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 ($60.00)
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)
Where Are You ©2019-2020
From the Old Testament; Genesis 3: 8, 9 & 10
8: Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
9: But the Lord God called to the man, “Where are you?”
10: He answered, “I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid.”
Symbolism in this Painting:
A brief explanation of the symbolism in this painting:
In the border we see two demons both fishing. The top one is fishing for the forbidden fruit from the tree of good and evil or quite possible he is fishing for Eve. The demon at the bottom is fishing using the forbidden fruit as bait. In the center part of the painting we see two nudes, Adam and Eve, hiding behind a tree of knowledge in the garden. Nudity in this image is “nuditas criminalis” one of four symbolic forms to portray the naked human body during the Renaissance. Nuditas criminalis is symbolic of lust, vanity and the absence of all virtues. The peacock at the bottom of this image, being tempted by a demon who is fishing using the forbidden fruit as bait, is also used as a symbol of vanity. In Latin, the word for apple and evil, “malum,” is identical. Eve is clutching, in her right hand, the serpent’s tail. The snake is a symbol of evil and a synonym for Satan. The rat emerging from the bushes under Adam’s feet is a symbol of destructiveness and decay. The lion is illustrative of strength, courage and fortitude. It is also a symbol for watchfulness. During the medieval times it was believed that the lion slept with it’s eyes open. The deer is a symbol of spiritual authority and the personification of virtues. In the border that surrounds this composition is a highly stylized “acanthus.” Carved patterns of the acanthus plant date back to classical Greek architecture. Legend has it that Callimachus, an Athenian sculptor and architect, adopted the motif after seeing the plant grow out from under a gravestone. The acanthus name is derived from the Greek “akantha” meaning thorny leaves. In Christianity the thorny leaves represent sin, punishment and pain. The strawberries are used to symbolize temptation. The butterfly is a symbol for the cycles of life; caterpillar, chrysalis and finally, the butterfly. The bird is the symbol of the “Winged Soul.” Here it is used to suggest the Spiritual, as opposed to the material. Bees and 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.
As a side note: This illuminated manuscript painting is my personal reaction to the political turmoil that has besieged citizens of the USA since the last election. For the life of me I can not figure out why more people are not speaking up in protest to all the evil, lying and corruption that surrounds the current president and some elected officials that surround him.
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