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Hildegard of Bingen, Germany, was a Twelfth Century mystic who excelled in painting, music, science and theology. She was a Benedictine abbess, a founder of convents, and an adviser to popes. One of the most remarkable persons of all time, this extremely talented woman was a devoted daughter of the Church. She was declared to be a doctor of the Church in 2012, only the fourth woman and the 34th person to receive that designation.
Sue painted her in acrylics on canvas, originally 12 x 24 inches. There are paintings of her visions which she dictated to artists of the time. She tried to capture their style and also the way they depicted her in a few of the paintings. Often there were stars in the images and she loved to speak of the spiritual life as green when growing, which explains the little trees in the painting. Also water is the symbol for the Holy Spirit, as is the fire resting above Hildegard's head.
Saint Hildegard's feast day is September 17, and she is the patron saint of
IMPORTANT: Each of the 3 sizes indicates outside dimensions. There is a border of white left around the image, approximately 1 1/2" to 2" all around.
Signed by artist.
Comes in a close-fitting crystal-clear plastic sleeve with a whiteboard backing.
Archival Quality: All our prints are made using premium acid-free fine art paper in card thickness, and high quality Epson pigments (instead of dyes), rated by a third party to last 200+ years when not hung in direct sunlight. These prints are beautiful today and are time capsules of the faith for future generations.
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This image may not be reproduced in any form without the artist's expressed permission.