The Mystery of Love: Saints in Art Through the Centuries

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HarperCollins, Nov 28, 1996 - Religion - 96 pages
In her newest book, the beautifully illustrated The Mystery of Love, Sister Wendy presents thirty-one classic paintings depicting saints and in straightforward prose, explores these portrayals as representations of the saints' reverence toward God. She also includes a look at more contemporary artists, such as Paul Klee and Michael Finn, and their interpretations of spiritual "images of love." Each of her subjects, from Raphael's famous St. George and the Dragon to the lesser known St. Agnes by del Sarto, allows her to quietly demonstrate the benefit of this sanctity and passionately encourage her audience to embrace the holiness inherent within.

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About the author (1996)

Sister Wendy Beckett is a Carmelite nun and the popular host of a variety of BBC television series, including Sister Wendy's Odyssey,Sister Wendy's Grand tour, and The Story of Painting. She is rapidly becoming familiar to American audiences through her programs here on public television. She is the author of a number of books, including The Mystical Now: Art and the Sacred, A Children's Book of Prayer in Art, and The Gaze of Love. Born in South Africa, raised in Scotland, and educated at Oxford University, Sister Wendy currently resides in a hermitage in Norfolk, England.

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