Monday, November 13, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

Today's Annunciation is in the frame along the bottom of a missal page; at the very top of the same page, in the center (corresponding to the IHS symbol below) is the dove representing the Holy Spirit.



Monday, November 6, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


This week's image of the Annunciation was completed ca. 1490 by Pietro de Perugino (Peter from Perugia). It can be found in the Church of Santa Maria Nuova in Fano (Central Italy). As for Perugino (whose family name was Vannucci), not only was he teacher to the artistic genius Raphael, he also contributed to the Sistine Chapel!