Philippe de Champaigne (1602-1674)

The Vision of Saint Juliana of Mont Cornillon Paris, about 1645/50 Oil on canvas 47.5 x 38.7 cm Saint Juliana (about 1191-1258) was a 16-year-old nun when she began to have visions whilst praying.  She interpreted the appearance of the moon, marked with a stain, as a rebuke to the Church for not having a … Read more


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