Thursday, May 22, 2014


Christian views of the Virgin and Child are usually much earlier for such a divine interpretation to take you to the breath of God. For example, with the development of the Marial cult in France and England, we see the idealized beauty of the Virgin during the thirteenth century and a perfection achieved with ivory Gothic carving. There is one of the most exquisite examples ever told with the Virgin and Child from Sainte-Chapelle, c. 1250-1260, now housed in the Musee du Louvre in Paris, to take your breath there, to the Lord above. Such devotional altars take your heart to the air we breathe, every breath, as though the angels speak your language.