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St. Cecilia – 3 sizes – by Ezio Anichini – Saints Mentioned in Mass – Confirmation Gift

St. Cecilia – 3 sizes – by Ezio Anichini – Saints Mentioned in Mass – Confirmation Gift

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“St. Cecily (Cecilia)”
Ezio Anichini

Ezio Anichini is one of our all-time favorite artists. Working mainly in the Art Nouveau style (or Stile Liberty) of the early 20th Century, he was the master of dreamy religious portraits. Famous for his Litany of Loreto, less known are his extensive magazine covers he did for arts magazines in Italy, where he was often able to incorporate his Catholic faith into his assignments and promote Catholicism from the newsstands.

In this one from 1907, Arts and Labor: Music and Musicians Illustrated Monthly Magazine, he has painted the primary Catholic Saint of music, St. Cecelia, and placed her in the hands of her angel, who is her muse, bringing her Heavenly inspiration. Muse, music, right? The word music (musica in Italian) comes from the Greek word mousike, which means "art of the Muses".

There is something timeless and beautiful in Anichini's work, something we always find fresh and enjoyable.

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER!!! There is a white border around the image, about 0.5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11, and 1.6" for 11x14:. It gives the framed picture a finished look with 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

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Also, check out our Catholic Quote shop, where we are pairing authentic quotes from Saints with Art:

“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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