Monday, March 25, 2019
On this Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, only Tiepolo's dramatic Annunciation will do. It appears to depict not the moment of the angel's arrival so much as the moment of departure, when the Word had just taken on flesh in Mary's womb and Gabriel bowed to the earth in adoration before the newly Incarnate One he had always adored at the right hand of the Father.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Edelinck engraving is in the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Nicholas Poussin's 1627 (or 1641?) Annunciation has been surpassed in the Internet Imagination by his 1657 work (in fact, it was a challenge to track this image down!), but it has its own classic loveliness. (Come back next week to see a later image based on this one.) The original is in the Condé Museum in the château de Chantilly.
Monday, March 4, 2019
This no-frills Annunciation fits all the standard features in the space of an initial M from an illuminated manuscript (an Antiphonary)! It seems that the image (in tempera and gold leaf) was cut from its original setting.
From the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.
From St Alban's Cathedral (St Albans, England), a detail from the Annunciation window:
Sister Mary Lou Winters, FSP over in the UK has designed a lovely two-sided holy card to help promote the Angelus. Download the pdf file...
As far as I have been able to tell, this Annunciation is by Margaret A. Rope, a British Carmelite nun (Sister Margaret of the Mother of G...
Previously posted on March 19, 2014 For the feast of St. Joseph (Thursday), Mary probably wouldn't mind a bit if we tweaked the Angelu...