Christian Philipp Mueller first encountered the winged-ox crest of St. Luke while curating an exhibition at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. Adopted by medieval guilds as the protector of painters, St. Luke is considered the first iconographer in the Christian tradition, having painted a portrait of the Virgin Mary. WHO'S AFRAID OF ST LUKE? examines Arti et Amicitiae's coat of arms throughout the 19th century.
Series: Maharam Digital Projects
Image rights: © 2010 Christian Philipp Mueller, Maharam under license