“HILDE-GARDENS”, a journey in search of a mystic saint
The exhibition consists of about portraits of the Saint, floral paintings and mandalas thoughtfully selected by Teresa Rozkiewicz, the exhibition’s curator.
The Art + Design & Craft Club of the IDB Family Association proudly presents their Annual Exhibition “Hilde-Gardens” on September 29th of 2021, with the collaboration of 11 artists in honor of the St. Hildegard of Bingen.
Hildegard of Bingen was a Benedictine abbess of the 12th century, who founded her own abbey, wrote musical plays, created her own language, wrote and illustrated theological books from visions she experienced since she was a child.”Scivias” is her first and best known book.
She was also a medicinal writer and published a catalogue of her botanical and herbalist knowledge titled “Physica”. She was a healer and documented various medical practices on her second catalogue of books, “Causae et Curae”, where she emphasized the vital connection between the “green” health of the natural world and the holistic health of the human person. She is considered the founder of scientific natural history in Germany.
We decided to celebrate in her feast month September, by showing some of the artistic works we did last semester, while studying the “Byzantine Art Theory”, “Mandalas of Hildegard of Bingen” and “Drawing a Portrait of an Icon”.
So, we focused this exhibition on her image as an icon, her skills as illustrator and her botanical/herbalist knowledge. The exhibition consists of about portraits of the Saint, floral paintings and mandalas thoughtfully selected by Teresa Rozkiewicz, the exhibition’s curator.
Artists used acrylic and watercolor painting, markers, canvas, fabric, threads, dried flowers and a variety of paper.
We invite you to join this great art event!
Learn more about the Club here: https://www.artdesigncraft.club/