Sister Mercedes, The Ciurlionis Madonna And Child Blue

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Johnson 1 The artist I selected from was Sister Mercedes because her artwork stood out to me and it more meaning than the other ones. Sister Mercedes was born Marija Mickevicius in Chicago. Marija Mickevicius study at Casimir Academy, DePaul University graduating with a Ph.B. degree. Later on she attended Rosary, Alverno, and Cardinal Stritch Colleges to study art. Sister Mercedes also, studied at the Catholic University in D.C and the Art institute of Chicago where she received her Master degree for Fine Arts in painting and drawing. In 1969 over 40 of Sister Mercedes art work was held at a major exhibit called the 69 Art Gallery. Her work has been shown across the country and to private collectors: The University Club of Chicago, The Ciurlionis …show more content…
The painting shows the Virgin and a child with blue glass background and a white light over them. This painting is made out of casein which is a protein from cheese and milk, which is popular in Italian artwork. Sister Mercedes title of the painting has vivid understanding on what the artwork is trying to express. This painting Madonna and child Blue has a very vivid focal point which is the light that starts out dull and brightens up as it reaches Child Blue. That white light draws your attention to the middle of the picture where you see the Virgin looking down and holding Child Blue to the …show more content…
Brown is shaded into the painting as if it could stand for land on earth. The color brown stands for healing, home, honesty, security, and foundations. White is also shaded into the painting and is also the color that stands out the most. The white in the painting acts as a light to brighten the artwork and to capture your attention on Child Blue. The color white stands for purity, cleanliness, and virginity. All these colors help enhance the painting because they all have a special meaning to them and if you know the meaning of these colors you will understand Sister Mercedes message was trying to give through the artwork. This painting is a representational piece of artwork, because it’s a painting of a real image from centuries ago on what the Virgin did when she gave birth to Christ. There are two traditional roles of an artist that best describe this piece which are history and the hidden message. These two best fit this piece because the Virgin is apart of history on how Christ was born and how people describe her to look to other people. The hidden message of this piece is that Child Blue came from heaven. He will be loyal, obedient, pure, and other several of things to make the world a better place. The three elements that exist within the artwork I selected which are form, value, and colour. I choose these three because if you look at the painting Madonna and Child Blue you will see the form of a sphere which could

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