Monday, 8 April 2013

Happy Annunciation, 2013, Monday April 8th

The Angel and the Virgin of Annunciation - Bicci di Lorenzo - 1434

Perhaps, after the Crucifixion, the most painted event in the Gospel is the Annunciation. Mary's "yes" begins the turning of the tide for sinful humans. Her purity resonates here and the angel seems particularly eager to tell her of the event.

One of my favourites is this one following.

The Annunciation - Fra Angelico (Detail)

And, one more for your meditation. Mary at prayer when the Angel comes in....

The Merode Altar Piece - Robert Campin (Detail)

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