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    Looking at this sculpture the Pieta of Virgin Mary and her son Jesus Christ, we see an intimate image that this sculpture expresses, and the extraordinary relationship that the artist Michelangelo has constructed between the body of the dead Christ and his mother Virgin Mary as she holds him on her lap. Mary comes across as young and beautiful, however her lower body seems much larger than her - this is because her lower body needs to be enlarged for her to be able to carry her son. As Mary's right

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    Virgin Mary is a very influential woman in Christianity, particularly in the Roman Catholic sect. She is an example of what all women should strive to become. Historically, Mary has been viewed as a controversial figure in feminist culture. However, the Virgin Mary should truly be considered a feminist icon. Many may argue that Mary is a passive character, whose only use was as a vessel. There is, however, substantial evidence that this is completely untrue. There are many different scenarios in

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    The Madonna or Virgin Mary was a popular theme for many Middle Age and Renaissance period artists. I will be writing with a view of exploring the following pieces. The first is Madonna Enthroned with Angels and Prophets. [Fig 1] This work was by a prominent artist named Cimabue, or Cenni di Pepo, and was created in Florence, Italy. It is believed to have been done in the Middle Ages from 1280-1290 A.D. and the medium is tempura on wood. At dimensions of 12’7” X 7’4” it is quite large and is currently

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    and values. Illustrations depicting the Virgin Mary and child, often referred to as Madonna and Child, are one of the most recurring images in Christian and European Art through the ages. Though these paintings and sculptures may have similarities in their iconography and style each work of art varies based on the different artists’ and time periods. Two paintings that portray these features currently reside in the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The first, Virgin and Child by Rogier van der Wyden, was

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    The Virgin Mary is the most enigmatic figure of the New Testament, her role, as Mother of the Church was not defined within the gospels chronicling Jesus’ life. Throughout scripture, Mary is portrayed as the perfect mother, the archetypal mother who is ever present during her son’s life and ministry, even his death. The limited information about Mary provided in scripture has led protestant reformers to accuse Catholics of worshipping Mary. The Catholic Church in ecumenical councils, sought to clarify

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    The iconography contained in this painting is religious for the most obvious reasons such as the depiction of the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus, along with the angel holding the Virgin's crown. Also, the capitals that are shown on the left include scenes from the Old Testament which highlight humanity errors. Some of the errors that are depicted are Adam and Eve getting thrown out from the Garden of Eden, the sacrifice of Caine and Abel, God receiving Abel's offering, along with other scenes. Another reason

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    What a sensation was made about the Sensation exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The focus of Mayor Giuliani's outcry was the piece "The Holy Virgin Mary" by Chris Ofili. Funny, he didn't give attention to some of the other outrageous works including the pubescent female mannequins studded with erect penises, vaginas, and anuses, fused together in various postures of sexual coupling, or the portrait of a child molester and murder made from what appears like child hand prints or bisected animals

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    The Virgin Mary was vital to the structure, spread, and development of early and medieval Christianity. She represents the Queen of Heaven and the Throne of Wisdom but also the link between all humans to God. She is not considered a deity, but she is responsible for bringing God to humanity. Along with saints she is an important intercessory figure that people look up to. Her compassion as a women and a human challenged the male-ruled system. She is seen as a symbol and more than just a women, but

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    Christi and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Founded 1352 by The Guild of Corpus Christi and The Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Sister College – Corpus Christi College Oxford. Men and Women – Undergraduates 253 Postgraduates 220. Corpus Christi is unique in the university for being the only college founded by ‘town’ and not ‘gown’ – in other words established by town’s people and not the ruling class or clergy. The Guild of Corpus Christi and the Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary pooled resources and were

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    1. What was the original function and significance of images of the Virgin Mary nursing Christ (called Virgo Lactans, or Madonna del Latte)? Images of the Virgin Mary nursing Christ were originally intended not as pornography, but as visuals that depicted the nourishment of a child. The social setting of when these images emerge helps explain why these images of exposed breasts were perceived as tolerable. During the mid-fourteenth century Europe experienced a severe food crisis. With the fertilities

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