Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25, Annunciation


Fiat. Serviat. Magnificat.


This Annunciation is by John Collier--an interesting take.

4 comments:

e said...

Wow. I've never seen this one before! Interessante!

Melanie B said...

Very interesting indeed. I rather like it. After all all the medieval and renaissance paintings show Mary dressed in medieval or renaissance garb. Why not in a jumper dress and saddle shoes in the midst of suburbia. I love the lily as a potted plant on the doorstep! Curious that it throws a shadow on the angel's robe. The angel feels very solid.

e said...

And surely she is reading from Isaiah!!

e2 said...

Actually, she is reading from Isaiah! I was surprised I liked this one--I'm not usually fond of modern Mary's. But this painting seems reverent and different at the same time. Some of his other stuff was good, too.