Session Eight: Art History and Background

Hunt's "The Finding of the Saviour in the Temple"

Image 8-1: St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus Details Guido Reni, St. Joseph with the Infant Jesus (1620s) Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia About Reni, an Italian artist of the High Baroque School, created some of Christianity’s most beautiful frescoes, including St. Dominic’s Glory in the Arca di San Domenico in Bologna. The tenderness and intimacy communicated […]

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Session Nine: Art History and Background

Murillo's "Return of the Prodigal Son"

Image 9-1: Couple Receiving a Child from the Holy Trinity Details Couple Receiving a Child from the Holy Trinity Taken from The Book Which Among Other Matters Deals with the Birth of Our Lord Christ, His Life, His Passion… vol. II, 15th century About We considered this painting previously, during our discussion of how the family […]

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Session Eleven: Art History and Background

Top middle panels of the Ghent Altarpiece

Image 11-1: Adoration of the Mystic Lamb Details Jan van Eyck, The Ghent Altarpiece, Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, 1432 Cathedral of Saint Bavo, Ghent About This is one of the most ambitious and grand pieces of art from the Middle Ages—and also the most stolen piece of art in history. It was even apprehended and […]

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