Posts Tagged ‘Sacred Art’

Renaissance nun’s Last Supper painting hidden for 450 years

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

Around 1568, Florentine nun Plautilla Nelli—a self-taught painter who ran an all-woman artists’ workshop out of her convent—embarked on her most ambitious project yet: a monumental Last Supper scene featuring life-size depictions of Jesus and the 12 Apostles. Read more Related Posts:Woman lived for 60 years on the Eucharist aloneFemur belonging to Jesus’ brother is Read more

Ancient statue repainted with colours that “seemed right”

Monday, September 10th, 2018

St. Anne, the patron saint of the village of Rañadorio in northwestern Spain, has fuchsia lips, black eyeliner and a bright dress. The Virgin Mary has turquoise hair. Baby Jesus resembles a Playmobil figure. Have a look Related Posts:Pope wants to stop Mafia from exploiting symbols of…First Shakespeare in Spain? Bard’s last play found…Vandalism and Read more

Embroidered portrait St Teresa of Kolkata created by Feilding woman

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

It took Dina Blake 114 hours and 29 minutes to make an embroidered portrait of St Teresa of Kolkata. Blake started the portrait in 2003, making it out of her bridesmaid’s dresses and calico material obtained from Kolkata. She finished the piece in 2009. Blake has been embroidering since 1996 and is self-taught. St Teresa Read more

Auckland’s Sacred Art Studio expands to the Solomon Islands

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The Studio of John the Baptist, in Takapuna, Auckland, is planning to establish a Studio of St John the Baptist in the Solomon Islands, to supply quality sacred art in the Pacific. The bishop of Auki, in the Solomon Islands, Chris Cardone, visited the Studio in 2014 while in New Zealand for a meeting of Read more