Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nativity Scene with St. Francis of Assisi


29 x 21 cm, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
This was a commission piece for Franciscan Friars from Malta. They asked for a nativity scene featuring Saint Francis of Assisi, the founder of the Franciscan Order. Saint Francis is credited with creating the first 3D recreation of the Nativity using live animals and a manger. I also had to include three knots on the rope/belt he wears, which symbolise the three vows taken by the Franciscan friars, and the marks of the stigmata on his hands.

5 comments:

Loredana said...

WOOOW, that's breath taking...

Theresa Bayer said...

Beautiful figures, animals, colors and composition!

Mark said...

Thank you Lore and Theresa!

Melanie said...

Wow Mark!!! You are so talented!!! This is just beautiful!!!!

Annemarie said...

Is it possible to purchase cards with the nativity scene with St. Francis in it?
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