Anne CONNELL (Born 1959 - )
A Little Sanctuary
Collage and gouache on hand-marbled paper mounted on panel
255 × 255 mm. (10 × 10 in.)
The architectural details were appropriated from two paintings by the 15th century Sienese painter Giovanni di Paolo; the column is from Saint Catherine Dictating Her Dialogues of c.1447-1449 in the Detroit Institute of Arts, while the pink facade is taken from Saint Clare of Assisi Blessing the Bread before Pope Innocent IV of c.1455, in the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. The pointing hand was inspired by that of the archangel Gabriel in Fra Angelico’s Annunciation of c.1430-1431 in the Museo Diocesano in Cortona.