Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Art and Beauty Tuesday--Basilica in Washington DC

This is a portion of a mosaic in the Lithuanian chapel at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC.  These pine branches and pine cones surround the arched doorway to the chapel and were chosen because Siluva (a town, church and icon of Our Lady in Lithuania) means "pine cone.)

The blues and greens blend beautifully and the triangular pine cones are reminiscent of the Trinity.

2 comments:

Barbara Schoeneberger said...

Really lovely. I always learn a lot by visiting your blog, and especially enjoy the art.

Dymphna said...

Thanks for stopping by again, Barbara!

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