St Catherine Faith and Art Series
Our brand new series of talks on art, artists and faith which we are naming the St Catherine Faith and Art Series after St Catherine of Bologna - the patron saint of artists. Each of these talks will look at a work of art or a theme found in art and discuss how it relates to faith and belief.
More on Saint Catherine of Bologna (8 September 1413 – 9 March 1463), an Italian nun as well as both an artist and saint. The patron saint of artists and against temptations, Catherine de' Vigri was venerated for nearly three centuries in her native Bologna before being formally canonized, in 1712. Her feast day is 9 March.
A Vision of Heaven: The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb by Jan Van Eyck
Pierpaolo Finaldi will explore the rich symbolism of The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, part of the sublime Ghent Altarpiece painted by Jan Van Eyck. 7pm for 7.30pm start.
'What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?'
February's Faith and Art talk, with Sebastian Morello, will look at Raphael's The School of Athens fresco in the Apostolic Palace, Rome. The title, 'What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?', is a line taken from the writings of Tertullian. 7pm for 7.30pm start.
Seven Last Words in Art
The last Faith and Art talk before Holy Week, with Mark Nash, will reflect on the Seven Last Words of Christ from the Cross through related works of art.