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Depicting the Virgin Mary during the Counter-Reformation

By February 16, 2018Immaculate Art, News


Many years before Our Lady revealed herself as the Immaculate Conception to St. Bernadette in 1858, artists strove to convey her privileges visually to the faithful. Art Historian, Elizabeth Lev explores some of the artistic devices employed to illustrate Mary’s mysterious glories.

Artists of the Counter-Reformation bring home the Church’s complex and difficult teachings on the Virgin Mary.

Source: Depicting the Virgin Mary during the Counter-Reformation–Aleteia


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