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Madonna of Paczółtowice – 3 sizes– Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift – Polish Art

Madonna of Paczółtowice – 3 sizes– Catholic Art Print – Catholic Gift – Polish Art

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Madonna of Paczółtowice
Anonymous Artist

This beautiful, unique painting of Our Lady was done around 1465 in Krakow, Poland, and placed in a small, timber church in the nearby town of Paczółtowice. Originally it was the central piece of a triptych placed on the altar. Closed during the weekdays, with the Annunciation on the outside, the triptych was ceremonially opened on Sundays and Holy Days, showing this picture flanked on either side by Saints Catherine of Alexandria and Barbara, both holy virgins highly revered in the Middle Ages.

Before it took the name of the town, this picture was known as Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception. She is portrayed as the Woman of the Apocalypse from Saint John's Book of Revelation: a radiant aureole surrounds her with a crescent moon under her feet. Behind her is a thicket bush, and if you look close, you'll see those red spots are not just counterpoint colors, berries or turning leaves, but rather they are flames. It is a burning bush, alluding to Moses, but symbolizing, according to Polish art historians, Mary's virgin motherhood.

The painting is one of the great treasures of Polish Christendom and is reported to be miraculous. We loved it at first sight and have looked at it over and over, finding deeper enjoyment in it. The banners the angels hold say, "Rejoice, Queen of Heaven." It is now housed in the National Museum of Art at Krakow.

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** 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 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 - CatholicArtAndJewelry.
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