Thursday, 25 March 2010

Annunciation

We're celebrating the Feast of Annunciation today. I'm also celebrating the feast of my patron saint - my name, Mojca, is a form of 'Mary' in Slovenian.

Leonardo da Vinci

The Annunciation is the celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to virgin Mary that she would become the Mother of God. It is celebrated nine months before Christmas.

Andrea della Robbia

The Annunciation has been one of the main topics in Christian art, particularly during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. These are my favourite depictions of the event.


Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia.

2 comments:

  1. Really interesting Mojca! I love the Rossetti painting - enjoy the celebration :)

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Thanks for taking your time!