Sister Morgan was born Gertrude Morgan on April 7, 1900 in Lafayette Alabama. In 1956, Sister Gertrude Morgan received a revelation from God urging her to paint. She understood the act of painting as a tool to be used in her service to the Lord, just as she used music in her street preaching. Sister Morgan used her early paintings as visual aids in her sermons and teachings, often with children. Her paintings depict religious subject matter almost exclusively, illustrating scenes from scripture. The Book of Revelation was of special significance, and provided subject matter that she would return to over and over again in her work. Similar to other self-taught artists, Sister Morgan used simple forms to depict the human figure. Her works are characterized by their lack of the use of formal techniques such as perspective and definition of light and shadow, giving them a flat, two dimensional quality. She painted and drew using acrylics, tempera, ballpoint pen, watercolors, crayon, colored and lead pencils and felt tip markers. Using inexpensive materials she had at hand, Sister Morgan painted on paper, toilet rolls, plastic pitchers, paper megaphones, scrap wood, lampshades, paper fans and styrofoam trays. The fact that she was self-taught, coupled with her choice of materials as well as her style and subject matter have led her to be characterized as a naive, folk, visionary, vernacular and outsider artist.
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Bela e rara escultura em marfim do século 18 de São Miguel Arcanjo, esculpida em um único bloco de marfim, com riquíssimo e intrincado panejamento e excepcionais entalhes no rosto, mãos e asas. Em sua mão esquerda segura uma balança que servia para pesar as almas com detalhes em ouro e em sua mão direita uma bela lança de ouro com uma Cornalina na ponta. Brasil, Minas Gerais. 23 cm de altura sem a lança 35,5 cm de altura com a lança. Beautiful and rare 18th century ivory sculpture of St. Michael the Archangel. Sculpted in a single block of ivory, with rich and intricate drapery and exceptional carvings on the face, hands and wings. In his left hand he holds a scale that served to weigh the souls with gold details and in his right hand a beautiful gold spear with a Carnelian at the end. Brazil Minas Gerais. 23 cm high without the spear. 35.5 cm with the spear. #sculptureivoire #saomiguelarcanjo #antiquesilver #stmichaelthearchangel archangel #ivorysculpture #religiousart #artesacra
This is a mixed media representation of the religious history of the Cook Inlet region combining symbolic elements of the culturally predominant belief systems from past and present as well as an acknowledgement of the future of spirituality, and the possibilities of how it might manifest in the next ages. Symbols referencing the elements of a Déné medicine wheel are joined with verses from the gospels of the four evangelists, showing the historic shift of Dena'ina culture's shift from shamanistic animism to adopting Judeo-Christian orthodoxy via industrial era expansion. Hand-painted iridescent glass cabochons reflect violet light which is uses a reference to an old technique of violet flower root smoke divination to represent glancing at future changes in spiritual ideology and culture. Both symbols and verses are created using letters from my created Dena'ina alphabet.
This piece is a part of the Apollo's Siheyuan series which will debut at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska in December. The artwork in this collection is a look at the intertwined roles of belief systems and religious practices in art, architecture, and design. It is my reconciliation of a balance between the necessity of human beliefs to both encourage multi-faith social wellbeing and enshrine aspects of cultural aesthetics and morays that cannot be conveyed universally due to inherent cultural and environmental differences.
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“L’immacolata Concezione”. Oil paint on paper, 12”x16” approx.
My second ever oil piece as a gift for my best friend/grandmother’s 70th birthday that I’ve been working on (and off) on since last summer - whenever I could during short times spent back home - using her A6 prayerbook as reference. Had to show some #textureporn and #varnishporn for good measure alongside some cheesy drunken smiles with my badass soulmate herself. Perhaps not the best painting you’ve ever seen but needless to say it was a super fun and worthwhile challenge. Every step or pinpoint in my lil art world (and hopefully, one day, career) is always purely to give back to her anyway ❤️ #jessleo #oilpainting #virginmary #religiousart #paintanyway #portrait #contemporaryart #contemporaryartist #art_spotlight #art_moonlight #art_collective #wita