Madonna on a Crescent Moon in Hortus Conclusus – 8.5x11" For Sale
Madonna on a Crescent Moon in Hortus Conclusus – 8.5x11":
"Madonna on a Crescent Moon in Hortus Conclusus"
This exquisite painting was done by an unknown master in Cologne, Germany, sometime around 1450. The phrase Hortus Conclusus is Latin, meaning literally "enclosed garden." At their root, both words in hortus conclusus signify linguistically to enclosure. The term was used to refer to the Virgin Mary in Medieval and Renaissance poetry and art, both as a title and a description of her. It was used widely in paintings and illuminated manuscripts starting about 1330.
This painting is unusual as it features Mary as both the woman of the Apocalypse (on the crescent moon) and simultaneously the Madonna with Child. The original is at the Staatliche Museen in Berlin. We find it dear and delicate, and we love how Mary and Jesus are tender yet majestic. We like how the lilies turn into stars.
8.5 x 11 acid-free archival paper, with about an inch-and-a-third of white space around the picture, so the image is smaller than the paper.
Cardboard backer. Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.
Standard size. Easy to find a ready-made frame at your local Hobby Lobby. If you're sending this as a gift and would like us to frame it for you, please convo and we'll make special arrangements for you.
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“In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art.” ~ St. Pope John Paul II
Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson – Classic Catholic Art.