LIFE AS MYTH

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JOURNAL 2014

THE POETICS OF GRACE

On shells and nests

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SUMMER 2014

A vocabulary of grace

Index 2014

A throne of wisdom

Madonna del parto

Hodegetria

Madonna della misericordia

Madonna eleusa

The pieta

A vocabulary of grace

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LIFEWORKS

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HODEGETRIA


Hodegetria. Berlinghiero Berlinghieri. 1230. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

The Hodegetria [Greek, she who shows the way] is an artistic motif which features the Virgin Mary pointing to the infant Christ whom she holds in her arms. This traditional composition conveys the idea of Christ as the vehicle of salvation. Church tradition identifies Saint Luke as the artist of the first version of the Hodegetria. That icon was a full-length, double-sided version which featured an image of the crucifixion on the reverse. There are many copies of that work but it is likely that the original is now lost.


 

 

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