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Lesson Plan for Teachers – The Art of Elizabeth Wang

Click here for this lesson plan, which contains these sections: ‘Introduction, Inspiration and influences, Style & themes, Questions for discussion, Suggested activities.

Art Gallery

The Radiant Light online Art Gallery contains over 600 pictures on various Christian themes, many of which are organised into themed exhibitions. To see larger versions of each picture, click on the thumbnail picture within an exhibition. The pictures illustrate well-known Christian themes in striking contemporary imagery. The themes include: The holiness of God, the power of the Eucharist, the merciful love of Christ, Christian prayer, the journey of faith, living with suffering, and the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the angels and saints. To visit the Art Gallery click here. As well as the themed galleries, you can view a wider selection of topics by clicking on the red 'View All Key Subjects' link at the top of the website. There are hundreds of keywords here with links to the relevant pictures.

Please note that some of the images (e.g. about life issues, or spiritual struggles) are quite graphic and potentially disturbing, and so they might not be suitable for younger children to view and use. Teachers must take responsibility for viewing the site carefully and deciding how it can be used in an age-appropriate way with their pupils. With younger children it may be best for the teacher to moderate the navigation of the site for the whole class, in a supervised way, rather than letting these younger children search for images themselves. Most of the themed galleries and keyword-searches will in fact contain images that are suitable for use with children of all ages.

Free Downloads

All of the images in the Radiant Light online Art Gallery are now available for certain uses as Free Downloads at a higher quality. There is no fee for downloading these images for certain uses. For information click here.

Copyright - permitted use of the pictures by teachers

Protected materials from this website which are copyrighted by Radiant Light (including images, text, and other content) may be used for non-commercial purposes which are personal or educational or religious, such as personal meditation, teaching, catechesis, worship, research or commentary. Users who wish to use protected materials from this website for such uses may do so without express permission from Radiant Light, provided that they comply with certain conditions including citing a copyright acknowledgment. To read the full Radiant Light Copyright Policy click here.

Search function

At the top of this web page, there is a box marked 'Search images'. This is a search function which searches the pictures in the Radiant Light online Art Gallery by picture title. It may help you if you are looking for images which are on a particular theme for a class. After you have searched for a word, it displays all the pictures it finds which have that keyword in their titles. For example you could search for words such as: God, prayer, love, scripture, light, saints, Mass, angels, suffering, Trinity, Spirit, Father, Mary, cross, holiness, praise, help, comfort, etc. If you cannot find an image with the word you are searching by, try a similar word. E.g. try searching for 'scripture' instead of 'Bible', or 'resurrection' instead of 'Easter', and this may find more relevant images.

PUBLICATIONS:

Posters (A3 size)

Twelve posters are available - at size A3 (total poster size: 41.3cm x 29cm). They are sold individually or as a set. Each poster has a short commentary and scripture quotation printed at the bottom. To see the posters and for information click here.

Larger 'Mass' Posters

'The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass: Mass Poster'. This laminated poster contains twenty full-colour paintings which illustrate the Mass from beginning to end, with English and Latin picture titles. (Total poster size:16.5" x 24.5"). For information click here and scroll down until you see the poster.

Postcard packs

Two packs of postcards are available:
'Prayer Postcards: Hope and encouragement' contains sixteen colour postcards of paintings, including topics such as: God's love, prayer, the spiritual life and suffering.

'Rosary Postcards' is a set of twenty postcards, illustrating the twenty mysteries of the Rosary, including the new Mysteries of Light. For information about both sets click here.

The Christian Story Video

In this video thirty-four classic Radiant Light paintings are introduced and shown on screen, together with a spoken commentary by Elizabeth Wang. For information click here and scroll down until you see the video listed.

Art prints available 'on demand', according to individual requirements

High quality art prints are available "on demand" from The Bridgeman Art Library according to specific, individual requirements. Bridgeman has 42 of Elizabeth Wang's pictures available for sale as high quality fine art prints or as canvases, in a variety of sizes, with or without a frame. These prints can only be ordered through the Bridgeman website. They deliver throughout the world. For information click here.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

About Elizabeth Wang

For further information click here.

Interview about Art

To read a long interview with Elizabeth Wang about her art, and about how her style and themes have developed over the years, click here.

Commendations

"It has often been said that the difficulty modern people have with faith is not so much about the arguments for or against it, but with the difficulty of imagining God's presence in our highly secularised world. The work of Radiant Light is a perfect answer to that problem. Elizabeth Wang's art helps us make "the longest journey", from head to heart, by picturing what this presence might be like in a variety of situations. Radiant Light thus continues the great tradition of the Church from earliest days in using contemporary art to instruct us about God's truth and attract us to his beauty, leading us on to heartfelt adoration and to awareness of his being with us and all people from moment to moment." MGR. KEITH BARLTROP, Director, Catholic Agency to Support Evangelisation (CASE), UK, 2007.

"I have been very impressed by the way Elizabeth Wang seeks to expand people's sense of the mystery of the Eucharist in all its dimensions". FR AIDAN NICHOLS, O.P. From the back cover of the book 'The Purpose of the Priesthood', by Elizabeth Wang, 2005.

For more information click here.

CONTACT:

To contact Radiant Light click here.

RECEIVE NEWS:

To join the Radiant Light mailing list and receive regular e-Newsletters about new resources, events and publications, click here.

COMING SOON:

- Another set of recent pictures will be added later in the year.

Message

ELIZABETH WANG – MAY SHE REST IN PEACE

We are sorry to have to share the news that Elizabeth died on Saturday evening, 10th September. 2016 She died peacefully, in her own room at home, with all her immediate family around her bedside. Some of you will have heard that she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer only three months ago, so the end has come very quickly. It was only six weeks ago that she was on pilgrimage to Lourdes with her family and diocese. In many ways the swiftness has been a mercy, and it’s a consolation for all of us that her suffering is now at an end.

We are especially grateful for these last few days. We have had so much time together as a family – talking, listening, praying – and with the four grandchildren constantly running around. Elizabeth was surrounded by so much love, and she gave us so much love, even in her weakness and vulnerability. She has been looked after by many kind people with such tenderness. She received the last sacraments from Stephen, and we were able to celebrate Mass together in her room just a few hours before she died. She was at peace and longing to meet the Lord.

She will be missed so much, but we are full of such gratitude to God for the gift of her life, and for her faith. She had such a love for Christ, for his Church, and for his Blessed Mother Mary, and this has touched us all.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this illness. Please pray for her and for all those who mourn her now, especially our father Kin. Please pray for the continuing work and mission of Radiant Light, which was so close to her heart. With our best wishes and our prayers for you and your intentions.

Fr Stephen Wang, Chris Wang, Mary Figg

 

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS:

The main FUNERAL SERVICE (a Requiem Mass) is on Thursday 22 September at 11am at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Rothamsted Avenue, Harpenden, Herts AL5 2BY, followed by the burial at Westfield Road Cemetery, Harpenden, Herts AL5 4JT, followed by a reception (venue to be confirmed). Everyone is welcome.

You are also welcome to join us the evening before (Wednesday 21 September) at 7pm at the same church for the RECEPTION OF THE BODY AND VIGIL MASS.

The church is a short walk (8 mins) from Harpenden rail station. For parking: note that after 10.30am you can park on the single yellow lines further up Rothamsted Ave and along Avenue St Nicholas nearby; and there is a public car park on Amenbury Lane 5 mins away.

PRIESTS WISHING TO CONCELEBRATE AT EITHER MASS:

  • Please bring an alb and a purple chasuble (or stole)

 


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