Angels and virgins and unicorns, oh my! Here’s a curious bit of Christian art history I have come across. From around 1330 AD a theme emerged in Medieval and Renaissance poetry art of the Virgin Mary as the hortus conclusus or “enclosed garden”. This was inspired by a verse from the Song of Songs which readsContinue reading “Christian Art: the hunt of the unicorn”
Annunciation by Nigerian artist Paul Woelfel
The Annunciation by Linda Sutton
Annunication to Mary by Sawai Chinnawong, Thailand
“Angel Visits Joseph” and “Angel Visits Mary” by A. K. Satheesan, 2009
The Annunciation – Woonbo Kim Gi-chang
Abbaye de Keur Moussa, near Dakar, Senegal, is a Benedictine monastery of the Solesmes Congregation. Founded in 1961, the monastery became an abbey in 1984. The Keur Moussa abbey church fresco, samples of which I have included above, was designed and painted in 1963 by Dom Georges Saget. Stories illustrated here include: the annunciation, theContinue reading “Abbaye de Keur Moussa”
Unsurprisingly, this New Zealand billboard featuring Mary with a pregnancy test sparked some Christmas controversy.