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"Hope" – French Mosaic – Art Nouveau – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

"Hope" – French Mosaic – Art Nouveau – Catholic Art Print – Archival Quality

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A print of the mosaic by Luc-Olivier Merson

This beautiful mosaic angel carries a message of Hope, which in French is the word Esperance. It is one of four angels decorating the tomb of the great 19th Century Catholic scientist, Louis Pasteur. The gorgeous colors and design are the work of the great 19th Century Catholic artist, Luc-Olivier Merson. It was finished about 1898, in the Art Nouveau style, one of our favorites, which was at its height of popularity.

Angels are often messengers from God. The message of Christian hope is a strong thing. In the Bible, hope is a confident and sure, not some flimsy wish. Christ rose from the dead and said he would come back for us. Since we are sure he will do what he says, our hope is solid.

There are many quotes in the Bible about hope, such as this one from Romans 15:13: " May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

** 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", 1.6" for 11x14" pictures, or 1.75" for 13x17" , 16x20", 18x24" and 24x36". Inquire about special printing needs. Not much needs to be trimmed of the art to go to the edge on this print.
Border sizes are 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 - Classic Catholic.
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