Monday, June 19, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This 20th Century Chinese Annunciation includes some text, so I asked our Sister Paulamarie (who spent years as a missionary in Taiwan) what it said. Her answer:
It reads backwards from your right on the picture:
     Year is 1948, springtime
Move your eyes to the left and about all I can make out is: The Angel's announcement.
Then on the far left it reads: Done in Beijing.
To your far left it says
      Done in Beijing

Just one year after this painting was completed, Mao Zedong proclaimed the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
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