SPIRITUAL RENEWAL


Revolution & Renewal

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From the rebirth of nature after winter to the ancient legend of the phoenix, arising from its ashes after death, the notion of renewal has always played a key role in mankind's imagination (understanding of itself). It has offered hope and strengthened resilience in times of struggle. 

The works in this section testify to our collective belief in the importance of renewal and new beginnings.


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"The phoenix is the most famous symbol of renewal, a long-lived bird which cyclically regenerates and is born again. It obtains new life by rising from the ashes of its predecessor. Tunnard's interpretation of the bird in yellow on an orange ground powerfully evokes the heat of the flames and combustion and its association with the sun."

KAREN TAYLOR FINE ART

"Helios, the ancient Greek sun-god, was said to drive his chariot each day from east to west across the sky, mirroring the movement of the sun. He is usually depicted wearing a radiate crown symbolising the rays of the sun."

KALLOS GALLERY

"In Brueghel's interpretation, Jesus appears to Mary in a garden - Christ's Resurrection represents a renewal of life and is the key event that conferred upon Jesus the status of God in the eyes of his followers."

JOHNNY VAN HAEFTEN

"One can imagine this gilded reliquary frame and its portrait of the Madonna, glistening in candlelight within the hospital's chapel, as the suffering and the faithful prayed for deliverance and sought the power of the relics."

SAM FOGG LONDON

"Saint Michael the Archangel has been central to Christian teaching for thousands of years. In the New Testament's 'Book of Revelation', he successfully spearheaded God's armies against Satan, defeating his evil forces during the war in heaven and thereafter assuming a revolutionary status."

COLNAGHI

"A second renewal came in 1815 when Reutern met Goethe, with the poet awakening in the young man a love of nature and a realisation of his true vocation of an artist."

ELLIOTT FINE ART

" The way forward for man is to learn to once more co-exist in the same 'outdoor spaces' with endangered species."

SLADMORE GALLERY

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