Obscure, Captivating Images of Mary

I really do not like some religious art. You know the type, pale, weak looking saints with their eyes rolled back in their heads as they gaze into heaven,  pained expressions on their faces. In some of these works, Mary is contemplative or solemn but there is depth to her. Some picture her as delicate, trying to capture a sense of her gentle spirituality. Other artists centre on her earthly motherhood but all draw us in and lead us to prayer.

Ernest Hébert (1817-1908).


Madonna and Child, Baron Arild Rosenkrantz. 1950



2 thoughts on “Obscure, Captivating Images of Mary

  1. These are exquisite images, and are different. I don’t recall ever seeing any of them before. We have something in common; you like lesser-known Marian art and I like writing about Mary under some of her lesser-known titles. Also, I’ve been married 36 years as well, but only was blessed with 3 children.

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