The Eight Beatitudes with the art of Peter Clare
The eight pictures which depict Matthew 5: 3-10, the gospel for the Feast of All Saints, have the same background colour: a mixture of yellow, brown and green which approaches the colour of gold. In all the pictures the figures are surrounded by a thick line. The line shows two colours: on the inside a violet one; framed by a red one. Traditionally, these are the colours of heaven and earth. That line gives the impression that the pictures are connected by the same umbilical cord, stream of life. The eight pictures are almost composed in such a way that one could place them one after another, connected by that stream. Where the stream ends in the first picture, there it continues on the next one. Almost.