For more than one reason February is associated with red and hearts – Pierotucci is embracing the challenge to show you something red every day. Just a little reminder to Go Red for Women and take care of your heart.
This is a detail from a murano glass mosaic from Florence Italy, where you can clearly see the small hand blown glass tiles that combine to make a beautiful piece of art. The glass mosaic pieces has a long and diverse history in Italy and many are available to see in the numerous churches throughout the countryside.
This particular image depicts St. Fabiola, a Christian saint from the 4th century. She devoted her life to charitable work and reputedly founded the first hospital for the sick and needy on the outskirts of Rome.
Notice the rich red colors that work together to give an almost 3 dimensional look to the image, accenting the folds in her vibrant red robe. Remembered as the saint of divorced people, difficult marriages, victims of abuse; adultery; unfaithfulness, widows; Hospice Movement she led quite an interesting life. Married to a vicious man, divorced within Roman law in the 4th century and remarried again the Catholic church frowned upon her originally. However at the death of her second husband she dressed in penitential robes and received the pardon the Church. She then proceeded to donate time and money to the care of the sick and ill. This mosaic portrait art is a copy of the famous work by Jean-Jacques Henner a French artist from the early 1900’s.
Become aware, check out the site http://www.goredforwomen.org to learn more about heart disease and symptoms of a heart attack.