A Very Old Painting…

This painting is in Dana Gilpin’s collection.  I think it was for her wedding (the saying seems to fit).  I am not sure what the 6 on the scepter refers to.  Luckily, this photo was recently shared on Facebook. 

The Lovers VI

The Lovers Vl. Oil on wood panel, 14″x11″. Latin translation: Kelley Vandiver was here. This is part of my tarot card series and is originally based on the Arnolfini Wedding Portrait by Jan van Eyck. It depicts Jesus and Mary Magdalene as the lovers (one of the coolest conspiracy theories first seen in da Vinci’s Last Supper).