Monday, June 8, 2015
Pondering the Angelus with Art: This Week's Annunciation Scene
15th century was a high point in the production of woodcut images, especially in Germany. The timing couldn't have been better. As the newborn printing industry developed, woodcut images found a place in the printing forms along with carefully set type, providing illustrations and headings that at first had been done by hand. But stand alone images, hand-colored like this one, were common devotional articles (or destined for a Book of Hours). The Annunciation was a popular theme.
Image from the National Gallery of Art.
From St Alban's Cathedral (St Albans, England), a detail from the Annunciation window:
Sister Mary Lou Winters, FSP over in the UK has designed a lovely two-sided holy card to help promote the Angelus. Download the pdf file...
As far as I have been able to tell, this Annunciation is by Margaret A. Rope, a British Carmelite nun (Sister Margaret of the Mother of G...
Previously posted on March 19, 2014 For the feast of St. Joseph (Thursday), Mary probably wouldn't mind a bit if we tweaked the Angelu...