Sacred Heart / folk art painting

Folk Art Mixed Media painting of The Sacred Heart - by Constanza (peregrine blue)

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HAND with Heart - ORIGINAL ARTWORK printed on Repurposed Vintage Dictionary page -Upcycled Book Print

Upcycled art printed on repurposed vintage dictionary page. via RococcoCo on Etsty

The All-Powerful Hand, Mano Ponderosa. from the late 1800's si a specifically Catholic version of its Roman predecessor. The 5 small figures are: Baby Jesus-thumb, St.Joseph -index finger, Virgin Mary - middle finger, St.Joachim (Mary's father), 4th finger, St. Anne (Mary's mother) - pinkie

The All-Powerful Hand, The ancient symbol of a protective hand is common to Christians, Jews, and Muslims. The five small figures atop the fingers are: Baby Jesus on the thumb; Joseph on the index finger; the Virgin Mary on the middle finger;

"Russian folk art" Alongside the Russian gift for story telling is a talent for illustration, often used to decorate handicrafts such as boxes, eggs and trays. The firebird which appears in two of the images above is an important motif in Russian art and features in many fairy tales. It is symbolic of light and it is said that when one feather from the tail of the firebird falls to the ground, a new artistic tradition is born, hence why it is such a popular motif amongst artists.

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Milagros - Milagros are folk charms that can be offered to a saint as a reminder of a petitioner's particular need, or in gratitude for a prayer answered. They are used to assist in focusing attention towards a specific ailment, based on the type of charm used. Milagros are also carried for protection and good luck.

Milagros - Milagros are folk charms that can be offered to a saint as a reminder of a petitioner's particular need, or in gratitude for a prayer answered.

A nineteenth-century heart-in-hand finial; the three links on the heart may represent the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, or 'three-link fraternity' (friendship, love and truth).

century Odd Fellows Heart in Hand staff finial, 10 inches high

One can read these paintings as a book, and below is some meanings of ornaments: Mezenskaya

The Mezen’s painting is the most ancient among other Russian applied art of the same kind. The craft has been originated at the time of the formation of the first Slavic tribes - Pagan times, before Christianity.

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