Monday, November 27, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

Notice the balloon-shaped images in the lower and right margins of this richly decorated page from a 15th century French Book of Hours: in the lower one, God the Father is sending Gabriel on his mission, while in the right margin, Mary sits peacefully reading. In the large picture, the book remains open as Mary turns toward the Angel to receive his message.
From The Morgan Library and Museum.
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