Exhibited at the Marian Library: October 16 - November 20, 1989
Tatiana McKinney was born in Russia and educated in Riga, Latvia,
where she studied art with Professor Sergei Vinogradov. After her
marriage to Samuel McKinney, a U.S. State Department official,
she traveled extensively and lived in Brazil, Greece, England and
the United States. She continued her art studies in the various
areas where she lived and has been painting and teaching around
Florida since moving to Venice in 1963.
She has received national and international awards and has had
numerous one-man shows both in the United States and abroad. In
1971 she was awarded the prestigious Capa D'Ora Award sponsored
by Il Domo, Brussels, Belgium. This was the first time an
American had won this honor.
Madonna and Child Icon
Mrs. McKinney's painting, The Resurrection, was selected as the
official gift of the Archdiocese of Washington to Pope John Paul
II upon his visit to that city in 1979 and is now part of his
personal collection. Two others of her paintings are owned by
Cardinal Baum, prefect of the Sacred Congregation for Catholic
Education and therefore of IMRI. Her painting Christ in
Majesty, commissioned for the historical chapel of St. Francis
de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was chosen to hang at
the Bishop's 1983 Conference, held in Washington.
Mrs. McKinney, now essentially a religious artist, developed over
the years her own and original technique. She uses metallic leaf,
canvas and linen, acrylics and oils. By taking linen fabric and
cutting it into desired shapes she achieves a plastic effect when
the pieces are placed on canvas.
Saint Raphael Tapestry
On her tapestries, layers of acrylic paint and gesso are applied
to the fabric to color and highlight the underlying drawing. The
results are often soft and muted or can be equally bold and vivid
depending on the composition of the picture.
Since exhibiting at the Marian Library Gallery, Mrs. McKinney has
been very active in producing works of religious art, including
those shown to the immediate right and left. For more details,
see the articles by Maureen Leonard in the October 26, 1995 and
October 31, 1996 issues of Catholic Standard.
ART WORK BY TATIANA MCKINNEY
1. The Star Madonna
2. Madonna Orans [shown above at right]
4. Blue Madonna
5. Red Madonna
6. Gold Madonna
8. Celtic Cross
10. Madre Dolorosa
11. Mystery Represented
12. Host of Angels
13. At the Foot of the Cross
...ALSO DISPLAYED AT THE MARIAN
During October, the month traditionally given over to the Rosary,
The Marian Library display cases exhibit twenty-six early books dealing
with this devotion.
Printed between 1500 and 1800, these works in English, German,
Italian, Latin, and Spanish include compendia of indulgences
granted for recting the Rosary, handbooks that aid in
concentrating on the mysteries, as well as collections of
sermons, meditations, and miracle stories bearing on this time-
honored method of keeping in mind the key events in the life of
Christ and his Mother.
Supplementing the books are reproductions of relevant art works
from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
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