Denis McNamara, Director of the Center for Beauty & Culture, explores how God communicates to us through great works of art in a new series, “The Sacred Image.” To learn more about the Solemnities, read “Solemnities: Celebrating a Tapestry of Divine Beauty” from Ascension Press.
See four episodes below.
In this first episode, McNamara discusses “The Immaculate Conception” by painter Francisco de Zurbarán. We hope this video helps you prepare for and reflect upon The Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
In his second episode, McNamara explores Sandro Botticelli’s “The Mystical Nativity” in which Christ’s birth is celebrated as the glorious revelation of God on Earth and a meditation on God’s merciful plan of redemption.
In a third episode, McNamara details how painter Jan van Eyck was able to use light not only in a physical and literal way but also to bring out theological ideas about the Blessed Virgin Mary.
In a fourth episode, McNamara details the “Adoration of the Magi,” by Italian Renaissance painter Domenico Ghirlanaio.