Monday, January 12, 2015

Pondering the Angelus with Art


There's something unexpectedly modern about Nicolas Poussin's 1657 rendition of the Annunciation. Mary is seated on an elevated surface, her feet crossed, one sole peeking out from under her robes. Gabriel joyfully gestures both to Mary and to the heavenly Dove even now covering her with its shadow. Mary's open hands tell us her response: "Be it done to me."
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