Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Help!! Identify This For Me!!
Does anyone know the name of this piece or the artist or any identifying information about it? There is a big one that used to hang in one of the meeting rooms at church. I had seen it a million times but the first time I went into that room after having my first child I looked at it and immediately burst into tears. It just really spoke to me on a whole new level as a mother - I'm sure those post pregnancy hormones didn't help anything! The tender way Jesus is touching Mary's chin and the way her hands are cradling him...it still makes me tear up when I see it. Later, when I was working up at the church, Fr. J had it moved to right outside my office. I got so excited and told him how special it is to me and went on and on about it. A few days later, he gave me a little one - about 6x4 or so. It's very precious to me because he bought it in Italy for his mother who passed away a few years ago but he wanted me to have it when he saw how much I love the painting.
Now I'd really like to find a bigger version for my home. I have scoured the internet and found a lot that are really close but I want this one in particular. Fr. J had told me the name and artist but now I can't remember and I'm embarrassed to ask again! I'm hoping someone can help!!