6.23.2022

Local Sale - Art By A.R. Danziger

Hello everyone! I've been hanging on to some of my artwork for too long. I need to sell it to make room for other projects.

Local delivery only to the greater Seattle area. If you really want it shipped I'll have to charge you $50 for shipping fees and packing supplies.

Please contact me at ardanziger@gmail.com   or text 585-507-7633.


Crucifixion with Old Testament Typology:

Ink, watercolor, and metal leaf on illustration board. Custom frame.

17.5" x 24"

$300  SOLD

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Seattle Apocalypse

Acrylic on gessoed panel board.

16" x 20"

$300

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Woman Clothed with the Sun

Acrylic and metal leaf on 2" deep cradled panel board. Unfinished sides.

24" x 18" x 2"

$200

SOLD at North American Martyrs Parish auction.

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Revelation Set:
The Woman Riding the Beast vs. The Wedding Supper of the Lamb

Acrylic on gessoed panel board

each one 12" x 12"

This is meant to be a set. $25 each or $40 for both.  SOLD

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Celtic Carpet Page

Etching

Image is 6.75" x 8.5", framed piece is 13.75" x 15.5". Custom frame. Print paper behind matte still has deckled edge.

$75

I have 2 more unframed prints of this available for $25 each

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1.04.2022

Art Shows 2021

I'm excited to announce that my painting "Seattle Apocalypse" has been in two shows now.  

The first was the Southwest Artist Showcase at the Southwest branch of the Seattle Public Library in October 2021.

The second is happening right now until February 10th, 2022.  It's an online international exhibition entitled "EXTINCTION - 2021: Save the Planet", featuring art with environmental themes.  

The link to the exhibition is here (I'm #27 in the ranked sort!): Gallerium: Extinction - 2021 | Smart Online Exhibition

My page where you can purchase the piece is here: Gallerium: Extinction - 2021 | Seattle Apocalypse



10.25.2021

La Sagrada Família / The Holy Family

I finally completed a painting I've been working on since last summer.  Poster prints on archival heavyweight paper are available here.


La Sagrada Família / The Holy family by A.R. Danziger. Acrylic and metal leaf on wooden panel, 30" x 24".

This will be hanging up in Holy Family Bilingual Catholic School where my daughter has been flourishing in the school's dual language (English/Spanish) immersion program. It's a very special school; Christ-centered with a family atmosphere.

Their motto is: "One family, diverse in backgrounds, united in faith."  I felt inspired to work in a style that represented this vision, so I looked to early Medieval Spanish art which combined so many diverse cultures into something unique and beautiful to serve and glorify Our Lord.

The outer border, angels, stars, and background colors were inspired by Mozarabic illuminated manuscripts.  This illustration from a commentary on the book of Revelation has unique decorative elements influenced both by the Asturian Celts and their Moorish neighbors:


Beatus de Facundus (1047)

Our Lady's portrait is based on a friend of mine from South America in the hope that the Spanish-speaking children at the school would find this depiction of the Holy Family more familiar and relatable.  Her robes are based on this painted altar frontal from the Church of Santa Maria d'Avià in Catalonia. There is a definite Byzantine influence to the figures of that period, but also a unique regional decorative style:


I found more inspiration in the Romanesque period frescos from the Church of Santa Maria de Taull also in Catalonia:

For example, Saints Peter and Paul...


Finally, the large star in the center above the heads of the Holy Family is inspired by Byzantine icons of the Nativity which show the Star of Bethlehem with 3 rays of light descending which represent the Blessed Trinity:

Orthodox Nativity Scene Art Print by Munir Alawi






11.19.2020

Seattle Apocalypse

 I actually sketched out this painting 5 years ago and just got around to painting it in March during the first COVID-19 lockdown.  My sense of humor comes out when it seems like the end is nigh:


During the Middle Ages, illustrated commentaries on the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) were quite popular. This piece uses the common conventions for representing the angel blowing the second trumpet (Rev 8:8) but I added details that make it more personal to my experience of living in Seattle.  There are some days when Mt. Rainier is visible from the West Seattle bridge, but the base is obscured by clouds that make it appear to hover in the air.  The fish are sockeye salmon...the dead ones have red pigmentation at the end of their life cycle. The land is covered in native wildflowers; trillium and fringe cup. Also white star flowers and coastal wormwood to forshadow the next trumpet.

Here's the same scene from the Cloisters Apocalypse (14th centruy A.D.) for comparison:




8.27.2020

St. Michael the Archangel

I finished this painting early this year. This shows Saint Michael the Archangel casting the devil (represented by a dragon) down out of heaven. I painted it using acrylics and metal leaf. I used the style and conventions found in Romanesque period illuminated manuscripts for my inspiration. This was sold at my daughter's Catholic school auction, and I was very honored to find out that a seminarian won it.

9.15.2018

Saint Ninian

I intend this to be the first in a series of early Scottish saints:

Saint Ninian, the first Apostle of Christianity in Scotland 
St. Ninian, Bishop of Whithorn, first missionary to Scotland, and Apostle to the Picts (d. 432 A.D.)
He is shown here carrying a Gospel book, bishop's crozier, and his bell (the Clogrinny) used for summoning monks to pra
y the divine office. His vestments are modelled on the clothes in the Book of Kells, and the geometric lettering is based on the incipit from the Lindisfarne Gospels. Some of the details are a bit anachronistic, but tie him to the town of Whithorn in Dumfries and Galloway where he founded the first church in Scotland, Candida Casa (the White House). The Whithorn crozier is a historic artifact owned by one of Ninian's successors in the 12th century. He stands in the doorway of Whithorn priory's ruins. The cross on his Gospel book is from the Peter Stone at Whithorn.

Available on Zazzle

5.12.2017

Crucifixion with Old Testament Typology

This is still a work in progress, but I completed the inking stage of my latest work. it's a crucifixion scene which incorporates symbolic Medieval conventions, flanked by 6 scenes from the Old Testament that the Early Church Fathers and Medieval theologians viewed as "types" of Christ or of His sacrifice.

I worked on this all during Lent and took a short break to work on the "Man of Sorrows" drawing from my last post to test out my new Pigma Micron pens.  I was sad to say goodbye to my faithful Rapidograph drafting pens but they were getting too old and clogged.

Now I'm taking another detour and working on a small watercolor piece to prepare to paint this!


When it's finally finished, I'll create a small guide with references to all of the passages of Scripture contained in this image.

4.02.2017

Passion Sunday



I finished this drawing of “The Man of Sorrows” in time for Passion Sunday.  This is one of those rare subjects that is traditionally represented the same way in both Eastern icons and Western paintings/ woodcuts.  It was possibly inspired by the Shroud of Turin (previously known as the Image of Edessa before it was taken from Constantinople by Crusaders.)

9.26.2016

Oktoberfest Labels

It's that time of year again when my dear husband carefully prepares home-brewed beer in our garage in anticipation of the parish Oktoberfest.  I've designed a couple of new labels for the occasion, and he has high hopes for these two new batches:

For the first I re-did the old label and made it specifically for the Dunkelweizen which he's been refining for the past couple of years:


The second is for a roggenbier a medieval style of rye beer, which is much like a hefeweizen but using rye grain instead of wheat.  I thought to myself, what could be more suitably medieval than the Harvest of the Earth from Revelation 14 found in 12th century illuminated manuscripts?


Here's the one from Paris MS 403 which was my primary inspiration:


Here is my version, using Daniel Smith walnut ink:



9.16.2016

Vestment Design

A while ago I had the great privilege of collaborating with Altarworthy Handmade Vestments to create a design for the back of a priest's chasuble.

Here was my original concept:


Here is the finished product, modified by Altarworthy and used on a real chasuble!


This is a close-up showing the metallic embroidery on the chalice and the red garnets which symbolize Christ's 5 wounds:


This is part of a vestment set for newly ordained Fr. James Mawdsley, FSSP. 

"O Holy Mother of God, pray for the priests your Son has chosen to serve the Church. Help them, by your intercession, to be holy, zealous, and chaste. Make them models of virtue in the service of God's people. Help them be pious in meditation, efficacious in preaching, and zealous in the daily offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. Help them administer the Sacraments with love and joy. Amen."  -St. Charles Borromeo