Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Images of the Virgin Mary
On display through May 19, “Images of the Virgin Mary” is well worth a look for all interested in devotional art. Featuring a diverse array of media, styles and time periods, these artworks are grouped according to five major events of Mary’s life: The Annunciation, The Nativity, The Flight into Egypt, The Pietà and The Assumption and Coronation. Subject matter, however, is the only constant. On the same wall as Audrey Flack’s Warholesque Esperanza or Macarena of Miracles (1975), do not be surprised to find Andrea Vanni’s stirring The Mourning Madonna, a work with similar theme that happens to predate Flack’s by nearly 600 years.