Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Educational, Documentary
There are few mentions of the Virgin Mary in the New Testament, but she has been portrayed as much as any woman in history. Jane Seymour narrates this profoundly moving program that takes viewers on an artistic journey ... more »
The Mother of God pictured in exquisite art
W. Tamayo | Manila, Philippines | 03/02/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As the title suggest, Picturing Mary is a film about the depiction of the Virgin Mary in various art forms specially in paintings, frescoes, etchings, and sculptures. While, the first half of the film is centered on European Cathedrals (Istanbul, Rome, Sienna, Venice, etc.), the later part takes you to Africa (Ethiopia) and Southern America, where the depiction of the Virgin Mother of God is just as exquisite and elaborate, if lesser seen and appreciated. Major work by Duccio, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and other named and unnamed masters are shown.
The narration by Jane Seymour is great, but the script can jump from one topic to another too quickly. Its 57 minutes runtime seems too short, but the art shown is top notch and the filmmography great. Every frame is sharp and flawless.
Unlike 'The Face', which covers the depiction of Jesus Christ in art with a much deeper perspective, 'Picturing Mary' is more content with just showing the exquisite depiction of the Virgin Mother of God alone (ie less commentary).
As stated, it a bit on the short side, but I feel the chance to see these great art is worth the price of admission. This is a film on Catholic faith, and this review is written and rated by a Catholic. So be guided accordingly..."
Krishna J. Khemraj | Kansas - the REAL midwest! | 12/30/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this. As a fan of beautiful art, I was captivated through all of this."