predominant color of the earth - color of the sky and the sea
It also symbolizes purity.
The above answers are often quoted but many believe them to be an urban myth. There is really quite a practical reason why Mary's mantle is always depicted as blue in art. Obviously no one knows what colour Mary's clothes were in actual life, but we are certain there were NOT blue or purple as this colour dye was particularly expensive in those days and rederved for royalty. This is confirmed at Christ's crucifixion where the soldiers placed a purple robe on Jesus and mocked him calling him 'king' of the Jews. Also, in Acts, the church leader Lydia, a wealthy merchant, dealt in purple cloth - only mentioned as it was a very unusual profession - especially for a woman.
In art, therefore, Mary had to stand out from the crowd, ordinary people that wore normal colours of brown, yellow or red, as she was seen as someone special by the church because she was the mother of Jesus himself. In the middle ages, paint pigments were obtained from either different coloured clays (like yellow and brown) or ground up minerals (like cinnabar for red or lead oxide for white). However, the only blue pigment possible in those days was a ground up precious stone called ultramarine, which cab still be found in expensive jewellery today. Nowadays the pigment ultramarine is synthetically made and is cheap, but then it was extremely expensive. In fact it was several times more expensive than gold. Therefore it was THIS pigment that was reserved for Mary's robe alone and nothing else in medieval religious art. Jesus was often depicted in gold leaf but Mary in blue ultramarine to show her importance.
In Wales where I come from there is an outdoor museum where buildings have been re-erected there to show life in the country over the centuries. One building is a medieval church that boasts a huge restored frieze around the walls of the church. The entire frieze depicts pictures from The Bible and is painted using pigments only found in medieval times. Most of the frieze is surrounded in pure gold leaf and the characters are painted in natural colours. However, there is one tiny picture of Mary in the frieze, whose robe is painted in ultramarine. The curator said that that one tiny patch of pure ultramarine paint cost more than the whole frieze full of gold leaf.
Therefore, Mary is depicted in art wearing blue as she is deemed by the early church as being very special indeed.
she is not a virgin she is married and just had a baby boy at sant marys hostipol
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Blue is the color traditionally associated with the Blessed Virgin Mary. In liturgical art, as well as in classical art, Mary the mother of Jesus is almost invariably depicted wearing a mantle or cloak of cerulean-, to sky-, to sapphire-blue.
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Sir Richard Branson is the founder of Virgin Blue Airlines.
Virgin Blue began operations in 2000.
A Mary Garden is a small sacred garden enclosing a statue or shrine of the Virgin Mary.
Mary grew up in Nazareth and there is nothing reliable recorded about her childhood.
El Greco's most famous painting was "El Entierro de Conde Orgaz" or "The Burial of Count Orgaz". It is known for combining the ideals of idealism and realism. Another well-known painting by El Greco is "El Espolio", which got El Greco in trouble with the church because he painted three Marys -- (3 Virgin Marys or possibly 2 Virgin Marys and 1 Mary Magdalene).
Jesus was supernatural impregnated into the virgin named Marys womb by the Holy Spirit. He was born to Mary, who was married to Joseph
The Bible doesn't give the name of Mary's mother. Tradition tells us that her parents were named Anne and Joachim.
The address of the St Marys Submarine Museum is: 102 W Saint Marys St, Saint Marys, GA 31558-4945
The address of the Saint Marys Public Library is: 127 Center St, St Marys, 15857 1195
Based in New Zealand, Pacific Blue Airlines was a subsidiary of Australian Airline and Virgin Blue. It was renamed Virgin Australian Airlines in December 2011.
Because blue represents the sky.
Light Blue, to represent the sky.
Josephs and Marys hometown was Bethelehem.
There were three Marys mentioned in the Gospels, and there were two men named James. John and James were the sons of one of the Marys; and Jesus and his brother James were the sons of the one we call the Virgin Mary.Answer/The other Mary concerning the James' in the New Testament was Mary of Clopas who was the mother of James and Joses/Judas - after they had sojourned with Joseph and the Virgin Mary as redeemed sons - Infancy Gospels.
The address of the St Marys Historical Society is: 807 W Durink St, St Marys, KS 66536-6653
The address of the St. Marys Public Library is: 100 Herb Bauer Drive, St. Marys, 31558 3300
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The address of the St. Marys Community Public Library is: 140 S. Chestnut St., St. Marys, 45885 2307
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