Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Our Lady, Refuge of Sinners - August 16, 2011

This is another submission from my wonderful visit to the De Young Museum
in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.  It is sad that the artist is unknown!

I am participating in Ruby Tuesday -
check out the site and add your post to join in the fun!

To all my friends from India, I hope your Independence celebration
yesterday was one of great joy and pride.  You have so much
to celebrate in that spectacular country of yours and, everyday,
should really be one of celebration.


  1. Anonymous3:01 PM

    Thank you for teaching me something.

    daily athens

  2. On the other hand, maybe the artist, out of humility and faith, did not want to be known...


    Enamored of red
    I lie in my bed,
    Dreaming of cherry-filled crèmes;

    For red is the shade,
    The prettiest made,
    That gives me the sweetest of dreams.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red and Yellow Rooftops

  3. I am not religious but I am born a catholic so i really appreciate this kind of image. thanks for sharing.

  4. Art from that period always seems a little odd to me, but it's beautiful in its genre.

  5. That is very beautiful, in fact the most beautiful image I've ever seen and I know it will always be. Thanks for visiting

  6. it's a very beautiful piece of art, Carmen, thanks to the artist for sharing, whoever s/he is. thanks for sharing to us this piece Carmen.

  7. how beautiful - thank you for this!

  8. Lovely! Radiates so much peace.

  9. ρομπερτ -
    Robert, I'm glad you liked this beautiful art.

    Indrani -
    I agree with you. I felt a sense of serenity,viewing this lovely Madonna and Child.

    Manuela -
    This was a truly lovely work. I spent a lot of time in front ot it.

    betchai -
    Of all the pieces on display in this room, I was especially drawn to this one. I thought she was so lovely. I've always like Madonnas.

    Magical Mystical Teacher -
    What a beautiful thought you proposed. The artist may simply have painted this out of love. It truly does reflect a sense of adoration and worship!

    Ruthi -
    I was baptized Catholic but I don't embrace that religion...I am more for respecting all faiths and treating people with kindness. Nonetheless, I think people of all faiths could appreciate this lovely painting.

    Sharkbytes (TM) -
    I have always liked paintings of Mother and Child but some of them are rather dark and gloomy. This appealed to me because of its brightness.

    anne -
    I think I have to agree with you. It ranks number one of all the Madonnas I've seen - even in Rome and the Vatican!

  10. Great choice for Ruby Tuesday. I have to say that is one of the most gorgeous pictures I've seen yet.

  11. Wow..that is beautiful, and the details are amazing, Carmen!

  12. Baby Jesus looks like a tiny adult in this painting.