Sunday, May 06, 2012

Pictures at an exhibition.


Blessed Alberto Marvelli, T. Nelson  2012

The painting shown here was accepted for show at an annual juried art festival at Cross View Lutheran Church, Edina, Minnesota.  The exhibit remains open through May 13.

A few of my readers were interested in how the image turned out, so I visited the exhibit today and took this photo.  My apologies for how the photo turned out.  I think if you click on the image you may see a blurrier close up. 

The frame is painted as an extension of the panel.  The background is meant to resemble deteriorated fresco, with images of Our Lady, and Christ.  The decay represents the ruin of WWII.  The street scene is from Rimini.  I also painted a sort of holy card image of St. Gemma, one of Marvelli's patrons.  Marvelli was active in WWII, and afterwards, because of his engineering skills, played a role in planning and rebuilding Rimini, which had been nearly destroyed in the war.  Marvelli died after a bike accident at the age of 28 in 1946.

19 comments:

  1. Terry,

    That's a beautiful icon. I like it a lot.

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    1. Servus, I don't mean to contradict you, but the image is not really an icon per se - I didn't 'write' it, I painted it - but more than that, the background takes it out of that class as well as the frame. I think the gold nimbus makes one think it is an icon. I mention this because there are purists who may be offended if I present this as an icon. But thanks again for your kindness.

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  3. Nicely done, Terry .... question, however, is there an image on the lapel pin?

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    1. Thank you. Yes - a St. Vincent de Paul lapel pin. He was very active in the charity.

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    2. For some reason I can't comment to the main thread. But I really like it, Terry. This was the one you were working on for a while, right?

      Do you have a picture that is more head-on?

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    3. I don't have one yet.

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  4. You are very talented Terry!

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  5. Anonymous6:39 AM

    It's beautiful!
    SF

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  6. +JMJ+

    He looks gorgeous, Terry!

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    1. E - check out the art blog - 'Jesus of St. Teresa' is in the show as well - you can see how he looks framed.

      http://upyourstreet.blogspot.com/2012/05/christian-art-festival.html

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  7. Terry,

    I stand corrected. It is a beautiful tribute to him. I just now saw St Gemma Galgani.

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  8. Anonymous12:52 PM

    That is a work of amazing talent/grace. I know how touchy gold foil is! Thank you for sharing your art, as it opens us up to others critique. My critique- that is simply gorgeous!
    Aaron(Roman Missiles)

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  9. You're so gifted. God be praised in His angels and His Saints -- and in his saints-in-training.

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  10. A Very beautiful painting of my Favorite saint. Thank you so much Mr. Terry Nelson for sharing. :)

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  11. Good day,I would like to ask from you, if you could paint or spare a reproduction of the same painting shown above of our beloved Alberto? the faithful and visitors at our center would love to venerate him thru the paintings you have done... please email me albertomarvelli.centercebu@gmail.com

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  12. Would you please spare a copy of the painting or reproduction of the painting done above? The faithful and visitors would love to venerate the painting of our beloved Alberto Marvelli. Please e-mail us albertomarvelli.centercebu@gmail.com

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