John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Advent 2007: Our Lady Hodegetria

Marianna Mykhailyan (born 1972)
Our Lady Hodegetria, n.d.
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Our Lady Hodegetria
Polonaise Art Gallery, Woodstock, Vt.

Today's Christmas art comes from Vermont, a state in which I once drove over a mountain on an unpaved road to find the Daniel Webster Monument, which turned out to be a largish rock with a plaque bolted to it. What can I say, it seemed like a good idea before I got there.

In case you were wondering, the hodegetria "is the iconography depicting the Theotokos [literally, "the one who gives birth to God"] holding the child Jesus Christ on her side while pointing at Him as the source of salvation for mankind." Thank you, Wikipedia.

2003: Hendry, "Christmas"
2004: Dürer, The Nativity
2005: Boots
2006: Hawkes, "Of Heavenly Bodies”

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Tags: advent: 2007, art: painting

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