Feast Of The Holy Innocents 2014: Coventry Carol

On the 28th of December The Feast of The Holy Innocents is celebrated. It’s the day when The Church remembers the children murdered by order of King Herod who had been made aware of a prophecy that a new born boy born in Bethlehem would become King of the Jews. Fearing overthrow Herod tried to…

Feature: Libera: Coventry Carol

I remember very clearly the first time I saw Cogniet’s "Massacre of the innocents".  Cogniet’s paintings can be a bit mannerly but there’s nothing polite or bland about terror and Cogniet’s depiction of a terrified mother desperately trying to keep her child quiet lest they be discovered by Herod’s soldiers as they massacre all the…