Monday, July 24, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image



Three years after Columbus sailed the ocean blue, an Italian artist created this Annunciation as part of a book of hours (now in The Morgan Library and Museum). In the blue band within the arch that opens out into a sunny landscape, the words AVE GRATIA (Hail, [full of] grace) and DOMINUS  (the Lord) can be read.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This week's image is one of several Annunciations by 15th century artist Hans Memling.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


Detail from an Italian book of hours (1482), from the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum.


Monday, July 3, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


The Annunciation, by Giovanni Lanfranco (ca 1616)