The Hours

The textual source in the series is the Divine Office, the book of monastic prayers set for the hours of the day: matins (the morning prayer), terce (the third hour), sext (the sixth hour noon) and vespers (the evening prayer). Each abstraction deals with the meditation on salvific light at different times of day and night. Based on the emergence of light across a horizon, the light emerges from the interior and pushes against the outer influences in its attempt to fill the depicted space. The paintings were done from two angles, horizontal, with the light emerging above the horizon line, and vertical, with the light moving out from the center towards the right. These pieces are part of an unfinished series. – Tony Morinelli

On View: from his series ‘The Hours’, Matins (the morning prayer) by Tony Devaney Morinelli. Read more at

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