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Advent 2007: Madonna and Child

Andrea Solario (1460 – 1524)
Madonna and Child, circa 1500
Tempera painting on canvas transferred from wood panel
Madonna and Child
Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, S.C.

Today's work of art comes from the state of South Carolina, a state I've visited once. I planned a trip there because it was the only state on the eastern seaboard I had not yet visited. Fun trip. I stopped at the legendary roadside attraction South of the Border! I saw a statue of Strom Thurmond! I got to help strike the colors at Fort Sumter National Monument, thanks to my freakishly extensive knowledge of the history of the forty-nine star flag! I saw a woman painted silver stand still for a very long time! Good times.

Previous Advent posts:
2003: Woodland, "The Jesus Room"
2004: Pax with a Miniature of the Nativity
2005: Happy Chanukah!
2006: Nash, "All's Noel That Ends Noel; Or, Incompatibility is the Spice of Christmas"

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