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Antoine Dominique Sauveur Aubert (born 1817), the Artist’s Uncle, as a Monk (1866, France) by Paul Cézanne - Public Domain Catholic Painting

About the Image: "Antoine Dominique Sauveur Aubert (born 1817), the Artist's Uncle, as a Monk" is a painting by Paul Cézanne from 186612345. The painting depicts Cézanne's uncle, Antoine Dominique Sauveur Aubert, as a monk. The painting is an oil on canvas and measures 18-1/8 x 15 inches (46....

Hours of Charles the Noble, King of Navarre (1361-1425): fol. 137v, Pentecost (1405) by Master of the Brussels Initials and Associates - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: This precious volume was obviously highly prized by its owner, the French-born King of Navarre, who had his coat of arms painted on no less than twenty folios. Rather than directly commissioning this manuscript from a specific workshop, it seems that Charles the Noble acquired his book of hours...

Leaf from a Book of Hours: Presentation in the Temple with Roundels of the Casting of Lots, the Deposition, and Pietà (None, Office of the Virgin) (1460–1470) by the follower of Master of Adélaïde de Savoie - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: DID YOU KNOW? The images and decorated initials in the book helped users navigate to sections they needed while also offering details to provoke meditation and prayer, leading to books of hours sometimes being referred to as “painted prayers.” DESCRIPTION The style of this miniature, with its oval faces,...

Abaelardus and Heloïse surprised by Master Fulbert by Romanticist painter Jean Vignaud (1819) - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Abelard and Heloise's story is significant in Catholic history because they were both devout Christians. Abelard was a theologian and philosopher who challenged traditional Catholic teachings, while Heloise was famous as the most well-educated and intelligent woman in Paris. They became lovers against her uncle's (Fulbert) wishes. Fulbert had Abelard...

The Tympanum and Archivolts of Strasbourg Cathedral, with Iconography Inspired by Albertus Magnus (1989) - Catholic Stock Photo

The late 13th-century portal of Strasbourg Cathedral was inspired by the writings of medieval philosopher and theologian Albertus Magnus. The portal depicts scenes from the life of Christ, and the archivolts depict figures from the Bible. Albertus Magnus wrote extensively on theology, philosophy, natural science, and music, and his ideas...

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