Monday, October 16, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image




This week The Angelus Project features a two-page spread from a 15th century French Book of Hours. On the left page, Anne of France (“one of the most powerful women of late fifteenth-century Europe”) kneels in prayer as she “witnesses” the Annunciation from behind the Angel Gabriel, while the Virgin occupies the entire right page.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

This week (Friday) marks the 100th anniversary of the final apparition of Our Lady at Fatima, the conclusion of a series of earthly visits by Mary to children just as World War I ("the war to end all wars") was about to inaugurate a century of unprecedented violence that continues to blaze across the world. For such an anniversary, the almost apocalyptic style of El Greco is fitting for our Annunciation image of the week. This is the third El Greco image that has been featured on The Angelus Project; you can find the earlier two El Greco depictions of the Annunciation here.


Monday, October 2, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

This Annunciation, framed by a rosary of blossoms, seems perfect as we begin the Month of the Holy Rosary! From a 15th century French Book of Hours in The Morgan Library and Museum,