Monday, August 21, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This 13th century Annunciation with its rosy-cheeked angel and Virgin is from a Psalter in the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum

Monday, August 14, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This week's Annunciation is a detail from a 13th century Bible page depicting the life of Mary. The right-hand panel depicts the Nativity, while center features the death of the Virgin (a facet of tomorrow's Solemnity of the Assumption). Unseen in this detail are the Flight into Egypt and the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple.
From the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This week's Annunciation is by the Master of the Aix, ca 1445. It is assumed to have originally been part of a triptych.