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.