This Artist’s Life by Mel Ahlborn

A Caravaggio Madonna - Rest on the Flight

A Caravaggio Madonna - Rest on the Flight

“It has often been pointed out that there is a close similarity between the angel  playing the violin in Caravaggio’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt and the figure of…” -Irving Lavin

A Caravaggio Madonna - Rest on the Flight

“It has often been pointed out that there is a close similarity between the angel  playing the violin in Caravaggio’s Rest on the Flight into Egypt and the figure of…” -Irving Lavin

Quilt artist links cultures, spiritual traditions

Quilt artist links cultures, spiritual traditions

The Rev. Posey Krakowsky’s sumptuous quilts not only sew various disparate fabrics, surface designs and textures to one another, they also stitch together diverse cultural and spiritual traditions, from Pre-Columbian...

Quilt artist links cultures, spiritual traditions

The Rev. Posey Krakowsky’s sumptuous quilts not only sew various disparate fabrics, surface designs and textures to one another, they also stitch together diverse cultural and spiritual traditions, from Pre-Columbian...

A New Baptismal Font for St. Bart's

A New Baptismal Font for St. Bart's

A New Baptismal Font for St. Bart's Artist Mel Ahlborn, Director of Illumination Studio, introduces the baptismal font she created for St. Bart’s and reflects on the meaning of baptism...

A New Baptismal Font for St. Bart's

A New Baptismal Font for St. Bart's Artist Mel Ahlborn, Director of Illumination Studio, introduces the baptismal font she created for St. Bart’s and reflects on the meaning of baptism...

The Elaborately Ornamented Byzantine Apse

The Elaborately Ornamented Byzantine Apse

The apse was the most elaborately decorated part of the church, with the walls sheathed in marble and the vault ornamented with mosaic that depicted …

The Elaborately Ornamented Byzantine Apse

The apse was the most elaborately decorated part of the church, with the walls sheathed in marble and the vault ornamented with mosaic that depicted …

Mother and Child

Mother and Child

A modern and intimate portrayal of mother and child.  Breakfast in Bed, painting by Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) 1897, Oil on canvas, 23x29” The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Gift...

Mother and Child

A modern and intimate portrayal of mother and child.  Breakfast in Bed, painting by Mary Cassatt (American, 1844-1926) 1897, Oil on canvas, 23x29” The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens. Gift...

Mary Mother of God, at Dura Europos

Mary Mother of God, at Dura Europos

Wall paintings, some quite well-preserved, in a house church at Dura Europos date to about 240AD. This is among the earliest Christian art found outside of the catacombs. Several of...

Mary Mother of God, at Dura Europos

Wall paintings, some quite well-preserved, in a house church at Dura Europos date to about 240AD. This is among the earliest Christian art found outside of the catacombs. Several of...