Monday, September 25, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

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J. W. Waterhouse provides a modern-looking Annunciation scene in an image painted over 100 years ago.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


The background of this Annunciation (from a French Book of Hours ca 1375) seems to replicate the halos of Mary and Gabriel, while bursting with leaves as if a continuation of the lily plant between them. From the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum. Gabriel's scroll reads "Gloriae et".

Monday, September 11, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


Veronese's stunning 1558 image can be found in the Basilica of Sts John and Paul ("Zanipolo") in Venice.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


Reduced to the barest minimum: This German Annunciation has no outdoor or indoor setting, no furnishings, no other context for us than the simple words on the ribbons held in the left hand of each: "Ave, Gratia Plena..." and "Ecce Ancilla Domini..."  The almost 1,000 year old image comes from a psalter in the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum.