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Offline Carleendiane

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Re: Home altars
« Reply #75 on: October 06, 2017, 10:12:39 AM »
I love that picture of the Blessed Mother, Sagradocorazon.  Thank you for identifying it.
Yes, the picture is beautiful. It was actually the cover for a free booklet I unexpectedly received along with something that I ordered. I tore it off the booklet and cut off the title (hence the slightly curved top). Then I framed it. Here are some more Carlo Dolci paintings:



Madonna in Glory



Virgin at prayer



Blue Madonna (probably my favorite).

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Thank you for reviving this thread, Sagradocorazon!  It definitely should be revived now and then.

Carlo Dolci - I'm going to try to remember that name now.  What absolutely magnificent and inspiring art!  Googling (e.g. images.google.com) shows a lot more of his work, e.g.

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Everyone has such beautiful home altars!

Wow! So rich in color and also very inspiring images, Non. I love them.
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Re: Home altars
« Reply #76 on: November 23, 2017, 01:49:43 PM »
This is my icon corner.

It is a little modest, unfortunately - I don't really have access to significant money resources - but I think it's nice.

The candle holders have an icon of the Holy Family and Our Lady Jerusalem.

Keep in mind that I stand when I pray, and I am a tall individual (nobody else in the house really uses it unfortunately).



Full size image:
http://image.ibb.co/cZiKdR/IMG_0068.jpg

I'll add more icons later, but I chose Saint Matthew and Saint Michael because Saint Matthew is whom I was named after (and was my Baptism name) and Saint Michael was my Confirmation Saint.

I also organized it so everyone is facing towards the Crucifixion.
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 02:07:18 PM by Livenotonevil »
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