The Mystic Marriage

download - 2024-04-04T183328.496
Brittany Miller
oil on canvas
101.5 × 122 cm (40 × 48 inches)
"The title of the painting comes from the name for a communion with Christ in the form of a marriage, a “mystical marriage.” One visual reference is the series of paintings of Saint Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo, one of which depicts Saint Catherine’s union with Christ. Courtney Bush is posed as Saint Catherine, and Marie Howe is posed as Tintoretto’s Penitent Magdalene. This union is a transformational one, and here I depicted Courtney Bush receiving knowledge from her poet-hero, Marie Howe." - Brittany Miller