The earliest surviving Christian art is preserved on the walls of tombs belonging to wealthy Christians in the catacombs of Rome. From literary evidence there may also have been panel icons. However, like almost all paintings from classical times, these have disappeared.
Blessed Virgin Mary Images appear in Canada. Note: current updates are added at bottom of page. Soon after that, images began appearing farther north in the remote community of Fond-du-Lac where hundreds immediately flocked to see the images on a living room window that were illuminated by "rainbow" colours.
Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary. A May Crowning is a traditional devotion in which an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary is crowned, usually with a wreath of flowers. It may be done within the context of a Mass or in a paraliturgy outside the Mass in which there might be Scripture readings, a homily, singing of hymns, devotional prayers such as the rosary, a procession, etc.
Icons are windows to heaven, and a reminder that those who have died are still with us. This historically significant and famous image of Mary never ceases to amaze viewers, especially when they gaze up at the original in Mexico City. The Scriptures say that Mary pondered the words and actions of Jesus in her heart. Whether she understood or not, Mary always prayerfully and calmly considered how God was at work in her life and in the world.
It is well known that the earliest human civilisations known to archaeology are dominated by the iconography of the Supreme Mother God [see The Feminine Heritage ]. Gradually, as the feminine-centred civilisation weakens, she is depicted with decidedly inferior male consorts often lunar or earthly in symbolism contrasting with the Solar and Heavenly iconography of the Supreme Mother. Then, as true patriarchy takes hold, the male consort is promoted above God the Mother in an attempt to justify male domination on earth with a newly-patriarchal "heaven".
When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son! Gospel of St. John
List of famous Blessed Virgin Mary art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Blessed Virgin Mary paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Blessed Virgin Mary works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list.
Mary, the Mother of God can be thought of in many different ways. We can think of her presence in different moments in the life of Christ as written in the Bible. In addition, we can reflect on the meanings of her many titles.