Sunday, January 25, 2015

Our Lady of Vladimir

Our Lady of Vladimir
Tempera, silver, sapphire, ruby, turquoise, pearls on wood.  Engraving and black and gold plating on glass.
33.9 x 28.5 x 2.5 cm
Novodevichy Convent, Moscow, Russia

Gramma Annie knitted a little cardigan for Squishy and a matching headscarf for Mary--too cute!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Angel Teaching Baby Jesus

Angel Teaching Baby Jesus
Painting on linden wood
National Museum, Munich, Germany

One singular sensation, every little step he takes.
One thrilling combination, every move that he makes.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015


By Max Frey

In which the Madonna and Child are completely upstaged by background scenery.