Monday, January 16, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


A search on Google Images did not reveal any background on this striking modern depiction of the Annunciation to Mary, although it appears on many Pinterest boards, blogs and Church websites. If you know anything about the artist, whose signature can be found in the lower right corner, please share it in the comments.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


Detail from a French Book of Hours (Paris, ca. 1420-1425)
from The Morgan Library and Museum

Monday, January 2, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image



Alejo Fernández. The Annunciation (early to mid 16th century).
Click to enlarge.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Annunciation, Peter Paul Rubens

Monday, December 19, 2016

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

The Annunciation, Philippe de Champaigne (c.1645)

Monday, December 12, 2016

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

Annunciation, Fra Bartolomeo (1497)
Shortly after completing this painting, artist Baccio della Porta entered the Dominicans (henceforth being known as "Brother Bartolomeo"). Although he gave up painting for a while, his religious superiors commanded him to resume his artwork, saying that it would benefit the Order. He and the great Raphael knew and influenced each other's work.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

This Russian image in ivory and bone is the reverse of an image of St. Nicholas, whose feastday is tomorrow.