Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

This almost Impressionistic Annunciation is a detail from a 1785 "sketch" by Francisco Goya y Lucientes, who was working out his plans for a large altarpiece. It is from the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

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The Latin text in this engraving by Cornelis Bloemaert reads: The Holy Spirit will come upon you and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done to me according to your word.
According to the notes of the Philadelphia Museum of Art where this piece is housed, it is "after" the Annunciation by Giovanni Lanfranco, featured in The Angelus Project last July 3:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

This week's Annunciation is from a window in St Stanislaus Kostka Church, Staten Island, NY.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image




This week's image is a woodcut by Swiss artist Tobias Stimmer (1539 - 1584); it is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image


Like the image from last March 20, this is a detail of an altar missal page, at the beginning of the Introit for the Mass of the Feast of the Annunciation and fitting enough for today's Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God). Like the earlier image, this is also from the collection of The Morgan Library and Museum, but from an Italian missal dating possibly to the last quarter of the 14th century.