Monday, May 30, 2016

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This week's image, from the Walters Museum of Art, is part of a 14th century triptych featuring the
Annunciation, Presentation, Crucifixion, Coronation on the side panels surrounding the Enthroned Virgin, holding the Christ Child. A tiny goldfinch (symbol of resurrection) is nestled in the boy's hand. 
In this panel, notice how how the Virgin’s draping garment at the crucifixion above “dips” into the Annunciation frame.  

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