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.

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