January 1 is the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God. This beautiful picture, called “ Blue Madonna” was painted by Irena Jakus. Irena’s apostolate is called Holy Art - Jeweled Masterpieces for God's Glory. For more information on Irena's work .
This Russian Icon is by Viktor Vasnetsov. It’s called The Mother of God with the Infant Christ and it’s found in the apse of the Cathedral of St. Found in the wonderful book Russian Design and the Fine Arts, by Evgenia Kirichenko.