Description PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'Customize' BUTTON TO SEE ALL TYPES OF PRINTS AND CANVASAS AVAILABLE.This great naval battle took place on October 7, 1571 and was won by Our Lady's intercession. The victory saved Catholic Europe from being overrun by the Muslim Turks. Pope Pius V had requested that all Catholics pray the Rosary for the success of the Catholic fleet. In honor of this victory the feast of the Most Holy Rosary was instituted. Details of this painting include:- The battle formation of the ships just before the main clash. The Catholic ships form a cross and the Muslim ships form a cresent.- The standard of the Holy Cross which was blessed by Pope Pius V can be seen on Don Juan of Austria's ship which is leading the charge.- Papal ships (St. Peter's keys)- The miracle of the wind: just before the armies met the wind completely switched in favor of the Catholic ships.- Devils can be seen amongst the Muslim ships (they were summoned from hell by the Muslim leader). The devils have peacock feathers as swords, a manifestation of their pride.- Our Lady of Victory with a sword in one hand ready to crush the devils and the other hand outstretched to the Muslim souls.- St. Michael leading the Angels- There are small white lights by the oars on the Muslim ships representing the souls of the Catholic prisoners.
Tony Stafki, Stacy Member Since August 2009 Artist Statement My name is Tony Stafki and my business is Walls Of Art LLC. I have been blessed by God with enough talent to make a full-time living being a mural artist. It is definitely a profession I love. I service the Twin Cities and beyond to wherever walls of art are desired. You can see my work on my website: www.TonysWallsOfArt.com
I am also embarking on an additional artistic venue. I plan on painting a series of paintings (regular paintings, not wall murals) of the great Catholic battles and/or leaders that are sprinkled throughout history.
I have also written and illustrated a children's book which can be viewed here: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/my-tummy-monster/5978941