Medieval Paintings

Medieval Paintings75

Public domain Catholic and Bible paintings from the medieval art period.

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Leaf from a Psalter: Initial D: David in Prayer before an Altar and Christ in a Cloud (2 of 2 Excised Leaves) (1270–1280, England) - Public Domain Illuminated Manuscript

Details: An impressive eight-line initial represents a kneeling David praying before an altar amid stylized topiaries and set against a burnished gold ground. The text introduces Psalm 101: Domine exaudi orationem meam (Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my crying come unto thee). Facial types for the figures are...

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Saint Mark the Evangelist and Saint Sinibaldus Venerated by Members of a Lay Confraternity (1425-1434) by Cristoforo Cortese - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details: This leaf was an opening page of a mariegola, or register, painted by Cristoforo Cortese, the most famous and prolific Venetian illuminator of the first half of the fifteenth century, for a German confraternity in Venice. The lay members of this confraternity are shown kneeling at the feet of...

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Icon of the Mother of God and Infant Christ (Virgin Eleousa) (1425–1450) attributed to Angelos Akotantos - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Details: This type of icon is known as the Virgin Eleousa (Virgin of Tenderness) characterized by the touching cheeks of mother and child in a loving moment. The icon signifies Christ’s incarnation, suffering, and death for the sake of humankind. Three ornamental stars on the Virgin’s cloak are...

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Crucifixion with the Virgin, Saint John the Evangelist and a Clerical Donor (1350–1360) by Lippo Vanni - Public Domain Catholic Painting

Please Subscribe or Donate [https://sdcason.com/donate] to Help Keep This Site Free! The crucifixion of Jesus occurred in 1st-century Judea, most likely in either AD 30 or AD 33. Jesus' crucifixion is described in the four canonical gospels, referred to in the New Testament epistles, attested to by...

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