This powerful image depicting the Disputation of the Holy Eucharist by Raphael comes as an archival-quality giclée canvas in a beautiful gold solid wood frame, comes in large sizes so that you can use it for a church. Handcrafted in Steubenville, Ohio, this touching devotional piece is sure to be treasured for years to come!
With Jesus in the Holy Eucharist as the focal point of this fresco, Italian artist Raphael paints the discussion between the Heavenly and earthly: the mystery of "Christ's real presence in the Eucharist - the source and summit of our faith. Filled with rich meaning, Raphael depicts the Church militant below (on earth) and the Church triumphant above (in Heaven), filled with Saints, popes, contemporaries of Raphael, Old and New Testament figures, and many others. The power of the Holy Spirit and Angels proclaiming the Word of God connect the two spheres. Also symbolized is the deep union brought about by the Eucharist: man is brought into communion with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - the Trinity - and receives the Father's blessing. May we be urged on in our faith through this image, to seek deeper understanding of the Most Holy Sacrament both through study and contemplation.
Available in several sizes, our oversize framed canvases are the solution churches are looking for, the statement your parish council wants to make, or the centerpiece of your Catholic home life.
Nelson framed canvases are second only to the original masterpieces themselves! Solid wood, deluxe gold mouldings frame our breathtaking, board-mounted giclée religious canvases. Giclée is a french word that means "sprayed ink," and it refers to our museum-quality printing process whereby 8 different colored inks combine to create millions of colors that are slowly sprayed into canvas material. This high-tech method of art reproduction offers the highest possible fidelity to the original work and results in a clear depiction with colors as good (or sometimes better) than the original painting. Under archival conditions, giclée canvases have a total color fidelity guarantee for 70-100 years.
For the faithful Catholic that wishes their sacred art to be blessed with holy water: canvases are sparingly water repellent, so while a typical blessing should not damage the canvas whatsoever, those who favor more robust uses of holy water should take caution near the art. ;)
~Sizes listed are of the image only~
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