Creatures of the Spirit; Robert Vickrey's Nun Paintings

By: Miller, Donald

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Crisp and clean inside and out. Has not been price-clipped and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. No names ro writing, no bumps to boards, no tears or chips. Measures 10-1/2" across and 10" high. Robert Vickrey's nuns are classically attired, but their depictions are, as the artist himself states, rendered with lyrical realism. His focus is on the head covering of the habits of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul -- the white wing-like form known as the cornette. Though the cornette is no longer worn in the modern world, it appears here in multiple creative ways. Vickrey is a master at the very old technique of egg tempura and this is what he has employed. Accompanying the paintings is a text about Vickrey, the Order's founding in Paris in 1633, and the evolution of its distinctive habit. Vickrey has painted numerous covers for TIME magazine. 98 pages.

Title: Creatures of the Spirit; Robert Vickrey's Nun Paintings

Author Name: Miller, Donald

Categories: Catholicism, Art & Photography,

Publisher: Ripe Tomato Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0972129405

ISBN Number 13: 9780972129404

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 17391LKA

Keywords: Robert Vickrey. Nuns. Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul