Monday, November 19, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Art Institute of Chicago is home to this Annunciation by Jean Hey ("the Master of Moulins"), with its almost portrait-like depictions of Gabriel and Our Lady.

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Master of Hoogstraeten created this Annunciation as the upper left panel of an altarpiece; the entire altarpiece is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Seen in context:

Monday, November 12, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Morgan Library and Museum includes this vibrantly illuminated page in its collection.

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The atypical simplicity of this image by the masterful Luca Signorelli may be explained by it being simply a "predella panel," and not a complete work in itself. From the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Monday, November 5, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The popular (but often critically scorned) 19th century artist William-Adolphe Bouguereau provides his 1888 Annunciation for this week's Angelus Project.

http://www.bouguereau.org/The-Annunciation-1888.html

Monday, October 29, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

https://www.wga.hu/html_m/l/lorenzo/venezian/annunci.html
According to the Web Gallery of Art, in this set of panels by Veneziano from 1371, "The represented saints are Sts Gregory, John the Baptist, James and Stephen. The signature and date are legible on the step of the throne. The solidity of the central figures suggests Emilian influence, but the luminary sensibility, the coloristic and decorative richness, and the presence of a fresh, flowering meadow (possibly one of the earliest of its kind) foreshadows the International Gothic, which would soon dominate the figurative arts throughout Europe."

Monday, October 22, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Philadelphia Museum of Art collection includes this:
Composition Study for "The Annunciation"
Study for Great Women of the Bible series, Presbyterian Church of Germantown

Violet Oakley, American, 1874 - 1961

 The file from the Philadelphia Museum has been run through a filter to better bring out the image: