More Art Monday: May, the Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary
For ages, artists have sought to capture and honor the Virgin Mary through all types of mediums. Here are some of our absolute favorites from our collection.
“Blessing the Melon (The Indians Bring the Harvest to Christian Mary for Her Blessing),” c. 1918, Marsden Hartley
“Virgin and Child,” c. 1500, Workshop of Andrea Della Robbia
“The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception, with Saints Francis of Assisi and Anthony of Padua,” 18th Century, Follower of Diego Quispe Tito
“The Annunciation,” 1898, Henry Ossawa Tanner
“The Divine Shepherdess,” Late 18th Century, José Campeche y Jordán
“Virgin and Angels Adoring the Christ Child,” c. 1460-70s, Luca Della Robbia
Simon Birch. Freakshow Project.
Adbenar. Steel wool, 140 cm.
Dave. Cable ties, 140 cm.
Deckard. Black high density foam, 180 cm.
Godfree. Blue plastic balls, 180 cm.
Gordian. Stockings, ballons, water, 180 cm.
Gorehound. Toothpicks, 180 cm.
Pris. Nylon tubing, 140 cm.
Tweaker. Stockings, bean bag packing foam balls, 180 cm.
Urban. Incense sticks, 180 cm.
Love antique maps? Grayson Perry’s Map of Nowhere is an incredible modern interpretation.
TateShots: Grayson Perry, studio visit
“Grayson Perry afforded us the rare opportunity of a visit to his studio in Walthamstow, north-east London. Describing pottery as his gimmick, Perry goes on to show us his process before explaining why he wants people to be able to just enjoy art, rather than having to interpret it.”—Tate
(I adore this man so very, very much. He humbly says he’s got a gimmick, but his work is so incredibly sincere. As an artist he gives such golden words on the art world, on artmaking, and the truth of what you think and feel looking at art when no one’s around.)