Madonna of the Menses
Watercolor and Gouache
Part of a series of paintings exploring menstruation, it occurred to me that although the biblical Mary was a virgin she must have menstruated like other women. The image (without blood!) was appropriated from a fresco by Fra Angelico or one of his assistants painted on the wall of a monk's cell in the Friary of San Marco in Florence, Italy.
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