Bernardino Lanino Reimagined

Doves

Symbols in Renaissance Art 

Throughout the centuries doves have appeared as symbols in numerous religious and secular settings but may be best known for its wide use in Christianity. Renaissance artists, such as Bernardino Lanino, utilized doves primarily in religious artwork to depict the third element of the trinity, the Holy Spirit. Shown above the figures in the painting, wings spread and often in a burst of light gives the dove an ethereal appearance, indicating its religious significance.   

Bernardino Lanino

1512-1583

Baptism of Christ​

Deborah Lanino

2019

Acrylic on canvas 

18" x 36"

Dove 1

Deborah Lanino

2019

Acrylic on two 12"x 12" panels 

12" x 24"

Dove II

Deborah Lanino

2019

Acrylic on canvas 

18" x 36"

Dove III

Bernardino Lanino

1512-1583

Baptism of Christ​

Angels

Artists of the Renaissance era painted characters called "putti," which looked like male babies or toddlers. These characters represented the presence of pure love around people and often sported wings like angels. 

Bernardino Lanino

1512-1583

Musician Angel

The Greek Cross

is composed of four arms of the same length, crossing each other at a straight angle. It is typical of the Byzantine art, alternating with the Latin cross as base diagrams for churches. Its four equal beams and the fact that it can be contained in a square, make it the idealized cross, which represents the Divine Nature of Christ. 

Featured here are several works from my Greek Cross series. They are 38" x 38" inches. Displayed as a unit, each panel is 12" x 12". 

Deborah Lanino

2017

Acrylic on canvas 

8" x 10"

Musician Angel I

An example of the Greek Cross in Architecture​

Deborah Lanino

2020

Acrylic on canvas

38" x 38"

Greek cross I 

Deborah Lanino

2020

Acrylic on canvas 

38" x 38"

Greek Cross II

Deborah Lanino

2020

Acrylic on canvas 

38" x 38"

Greek Cross III

Deborah Lanino

2020

Acrylic on canvas 

38" x 38"

Greek Cross IV

Deborah Lanino

My art studio in Los Angeles, California

Here you can see a grid painting of nine 12" x 12" panels with a sense of the scale of the Greek Cross series on the wall

38" x 38" 

Acrylic on canvas

2020

Madonna

A Madonna is a representation of Mary, either alone or with her child Jesus. These images are in Renaissance painting, particularly High Renaissance painting.

Bernardino Lanino 

1512-1583

Charcoal on Paper

Madonna

Bernardino Lanino 

1512-1583

Charcoal on Paper

Testa Femminile

Deborah Lanino

2020

Deborah Lanino

2019

Acrylic on canvas 

Madonna I

30" x 40"

Deborah Lanino

2020

Gouache on paper 

Testa Femminile

8” x 10”

Deborah Lanino

2020

Acrylic on canvas

Madonna II

20" x 20" 

Deborah Lanino

2020

Acrylic on canvas

Testa Femminile

20" x 20"

Bernardino Lanino 

1512-1583

Oil on Panel

38" x 48" 

Triumph of Christ with Angels and Cherubs

Abstractions

a new series inspired by themes and variations of classical  compositions. Stay tuned for more updates on new works and exhibitions. 

 

 

Deborah Lanino 

2020

Gouache and colored pencil on paper

9" x 12"

Triumph of Christ with Angels I

Bernardino Lanino

1512-1583

Musician Angel

Deborah Lanino

2020

Gouache and colored pencil on paper

9" x 12"

Three Musician Angels

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