Giotto di Bondone VIRGIN AND CHILD ENTHRONED Most likely painted for the high altar of the church of the Ognissanti ( All Saints), Florence. 1305- 1310. Tempera and gold on wood panel, 10'8"X6'8 1/4. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.
1 October - Feast Day - St Therese of Lisieux! Thérèse has been a highly influential model of sanctity for Roman Catholics and for others because of the “simplicity and practicality of her approach to the spiritual life.” Together with St. Francis of Assisi, she is one of the most popular saints in the history of the church. Pope Pius X called her “the greatest saint of modern times.”
Abbott Handerson Thayer My Children (Mary, Gerald, and Gladys Thayer) 1897 Oil on canvas 86 1/4 x 61 1/8 in. Smithsonian American Art Museum ___ Abbott Handerson Thayer, known for his paintings of angels, often used his children as models. Referring to My Children, Thayer wrote of his aim to show “three blissfully exalted children” in a way that “puts beauty to the eye first, and the idea last.” Americanart.si.edu