Monday, August 24, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

"Mary is the ladder that God made for Himself, by which he descended from Heaven to earth."
Blessed James Alberione


Contemporary American artist John Lautermilch graduated from Washington University School of Fine Arts (St. Louis, Missouri) with a certificate in fine art. He has been painting for the past 60 years and has had numerous one man shows. His most recent shows were at the Missouri Botanical Garden and Componere Art Gallery in University City where he displays his work. He has completed numerous commissions in his life, the most recent was for the Lutheran Senior Services.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image




From Wikipedia: Matthias Stom or Matthias Stomer (c. 1600 – after 1652) was a Dutch golden age painter considered one of the masters of Utrecht Caravaggism. Other variants of his name are Matthias Stohom or Stomma, Matheo Schem and Matteo Tomar. Stom spent most of his artistic life in Italy, and 200 of his works have been preserved.


Monday, August 10, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

William Brassey Hole was an English artist who grew up in Scotland where he acquired a background in civil engineering. He was a prolific artist of biblical scenes: he had traveled to the Holy Land to prepare for this, eventually producing 80 watercolors for his “The Life of Jesus of Nazareth,” exhibited in London in 1906. Presumably the Annunciation was part of that project.


Monday, August 3, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The vivid colors of this contemporary Annunciation by Jan Oliver-Schultz  of Arizona seems perfect for a summer day. Mary's mantle is covered with stars like the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe.




Monday, July 27, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

Gabriel did not come alone, according to the Master of James IV of Scotland! The attending angels, with their multi-hued wings, are holding Gabriel's cope-like cape as the golden-crowned Archangel delivers his message.


Master of James IV of Scotland (Flemish, before 1465 - about 1541)
The Assumption of the Virgin, about 1510 - 1520, Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 23.2 x 16.7 cm (9 1/8 x 6 9/16 in.)
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig IX 18, fol. 148v





Monday, July 20, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

 Masolino da Panicale Annunciation, Andrew W Mellon Collection
National Gallery of Art