01 Work, CONTEMPORARY Interpretation of the Bible! Fiona Maclean’s Madonna, With Footnotes – #47

Fiona Maclean, Australia

Watercolor, Pastel, Pencil on Paper
11.5 W x 16 H x 0.1 in
Private collection

A Madonna is a representation of Mary, either alone or with her child Jesus. These images are central icons for both the Catholic and Orthodox churches. The word is from Italian ma donna, meaning ‘my lady’. 

The term Madonna in the sense of “picture or statue of the Virgin Mary” enters English usage in the 17th century, primarily in reference to works of the Italian Renaissance. In an Eastern Orthodox context, such images are typically known as Theotokos.  More on Madonna

New Zealand born Fiona Maclean is a Painter and Visual Artist. After studying Art, Design and Production in New Zealand & Australia she continued her studies in Fine Art and Painting at Parsons School of Art in New York City. A family tragedy cut her studies short in New York where she had to move back to Australia. Fiona was chosen as an Artist to watch and amongst a strong emerging talent of Artists in the ‘One to Watch’ series released by Saatchi. “I am interested in layers, and what it is to be human, sensuality, sexuality and what it is to be female in the world.” As a Fine Artist her paintings and artworks hang in private collections around the world and appear in International reference books and publications. Fiona has exhibited in Australia, London and New York. More on Fiona Maclean

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