We invite you to join us for our third virtual lecture, Rosa Mystica: Mary: Sorrowful Mother, on March 9, 2021, featuring Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh’s Pietà. Inspired by Eugène Delacroix’s Pietà which he considered a true work of art, van Gogh created a modern version while also commenting on his own personal suffering from mental illness.
For this program, we will be guided in our reflections by Rev. Richard N. Fragomeni, Ph.D., Rector of The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii in Chicago, a local site of Marian devotion and Ms. Rebecca Long, the Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Associate Curator of European Painting and Sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago.
We will also update you on the status of The Annunciation restoration and recent discoveries that may verify its 16th century Italian origin. This painting is being restored by The Conservation of Chicago through the generosity of the Mazza Foundation.