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HEAVENLY MARYS: Mothers and Madonnas is an  exhibition that features “head and shoulders” Marian [and Holy Mary] portraits on wooden panels, described by Harte as portraits on wooden panels inspired by 12th to 17th century, in Byzantine Eastern Orthodox icons from Greece and Russia, as well as Gothic Italian Madonnas.    The exhibition aims to create a sense of meditative stillness with its glowing iconic images, viewed by some as ‘windows into heaven,’ glowing iconic images create a sense of meditative stillness in today's busy world.  

Moreover, initially influential in the 20th century upon early exponents of Modernism, including Wassily Kandinsky and Marc Chagall and Constructivist artist Vladimir Tatlin, and in a wider context in the work and influence of Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt and Georges Rouault, and sustained in the 21st century, through its continuing heightened response to colour and its refined summary treatment of the figure.  


DETAILS:  Anne Harte, HEAVENLY MARYS: Mothers and Madonnas

Art Hole, 336 St Asaph St,  8 – 11 May, 1 – 4pm – opens 7 May at 5.30pm

IMAGE: Anne Harte, Green Virgin, (after 'The Virgin Galaktotrophousa', attributed to Simon Usyakov, late 17th century, Moscow), 2023, acrylic and gesso on wooden panel 

HEAVENLY MARYS- Mothers and Madonnas

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