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Holy Family – based on a Vintage Holy Card – painted by Benedictine Monks – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

Holy Family – based on a Vintage Holy Card – painted by Benedictine Monks – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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We love this Holy Family. It's one of the most unique portrayals we've seen, with its Art Deco elements, its geometric calm, and the quiet joy of the young Jesus. We love that it's set in the kitchen and workshop with a host of angels watching! Mary is siting on a throne and has a distaff dressed with flax ready for spinning on her lap! She is a working Queen! The picture is intriguing and helps us imagine the Holy Family and the happy home life they had.

It was painted by Benedictine monks of the Beuron art school, a movement of art founded in Germany in the late 19th century.

One of the founders, Father Desiderius Lenz, said of their aesthetic principles:
"The art speaks to the mind of the viewer. The art is itself worshipful and invites the viewer to worship. It does not stand out boldly of itself but is part of an environment of worship. Works are anonymous, done by group effort, and not for the glory of the artist, but of God."

We find that extremely refreshing and hope you do, too.

(Verlag von Hermann Kitz and B. kühlen , M. Gladbach were publishers. Ravensburg is an old city in Germany.)

We print it on special art paper with archival quality pigments, rated to last for many generations without fading when kept out of the direct sun.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER! There is a white border of about 0.5" inch for 5x7", 1.3" for 8.5x11", or 1.6" for 11x14" pictures. All Approx! Fine art printers do this because the images are almost never the same rectangular ratio of the standard paper sizes. It also gives the prints a finished look, and lets them look good in a frame without a matt.

- Acid-free fine art paper.
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!
Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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