Kells Evangelists

Kells Evangelists, painted Christmas ornaments by Renata Bernal

Technique
Paint pen on glass bulbs
Size
2 1/4″ diameter each (set of 6 bulbs)
Signature
very small in paint pen on each bulb, integrated with the figures
Description
This set of 6 hand-drawn glass Christmas ornaments was inspired by the Book of Kells and its depiction of the Four Evangelists. Each evangelist is depicted as his symbol: Matthew as a man, Mark as a lion, John as an eagle, and Luke as an ox. In addition, the scene is completed with a depiction of the baby Jesus (Jesulein) and an angel to watch over him. Each figure is drawn in a style that draws on the medieval figures in the Book of Kells, but incorporates Renata’s own distinctive style.
Status
Sold to private owner

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