Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Madonnas of Italy


   Today is Mary's feast day.  Catholics believe that Mary is the only person (other than her Son) to be  born without 'original sin' and the feast of the Immaculate Conception honors that.

 During a trip to Italy  years ago I took many  photos of  the beautiful Madonnas that adorn churches everywhere.  Mary is a favorite and revered subject for art work in many countries, Italy is no exception, of course.      

  Mary is everywhere in Italy and artists over the centuries have depicted her in all media.  Here are some of my favorite Madonnas.

























        I have been enjoying a lovely blog called Recuerda Mi Corazon where artists and poets are sharing their Virgins during the first 12 days of December (until the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

   I am sharing my photo collection of Italian Madonnas with Rebecca today.

16 comments:

  1. What gorgeous pictures you've shared with us, Barbara! I love the stained glass one!

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  2. Hi Delphyne. Love all these photos that you've shared. They are all outstanding. Thank you.:) Happy Mary Day.

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  3. Blessed you, to have actually seen all those pieces of art!

    Lady of Sorrows

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  4. I'm so in awe of the many images you shared. What a fabulous feast for our eyes!

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  5. These are all stunningly beautiful.
    It must be a spiritual experience to visit Italian churches.

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  6. from your profile, I see a wonderful servant of God you are

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  7. I love your collection. It would be fun to know where each Mary is found, so that those lucky ones of us who have the ability might do a Mary pilgrimage to these sites.

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  8. These were each a beauty to behold. The first statue of course, is my personal favorite.
    Peace be with you,
    The Rosary Lady

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  9. Incredible works of art of Mary ~ would expect nothing less from Italy ~ magnificent photos ~ blessings to you ~ (A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

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  10. i am always so taken with the diversity and strength of love during these mary days. thank you for sharing your favorite mary's. it is a pleasure to sit beside you and drink deeply from the well of mary love!

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  11. Imagine seeing this art! In Italy!
    How fortunate.
    And I am lucky you shared.♥

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  12. a sumptious feast indeed! such an inspiration for both heart, eye and mind!

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  13. Thank you for all the madonnas and the child.
    I was so moved when I saw Pieta in the Vatican.

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  14. Such a lovely collection!! Love the marble, yet I think my favorite is the relatively plain sweet faced (ceramic?) made me smile. Thank you Barbara!

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