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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Solemnity

"Annunciation" - John Collier

12 comments:

  1. Oh, but I LOVE this, Terry! Fabulous.

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  2. Terry--One of the things that bothers me about religious art is that one would think, by looking at art, that religious sentiment, of the larger order, ceased after the 18th C. The Annunciation is saddle shoes. LOL.

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  3. TYP0-Whoops--Sorry

    Terry--One of the things that bothers me about religious art is that one would think, by looking at art, that religious sentiment, of the larger order, ceased after the 18th C. The Annunciation IN saddle shoes. LOL.

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  4. I love this one except for Mary's calves. They look like she has edema.

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  5. Pregnancy can cause edema.

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  6. I love this guy's work - his crucifixion is awesome.

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  7. Happy Feast of the Annunciation to you all!

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  8. Austringer1:45 PM

    Maria, "religious sentiment, of the larger order" may not have ceased in the general public after the 18th century, but the art world basically self-destructed in the 19th, and because the training of artists took a nose dive as well, there just aren't many artists out there who are really capable of doing the extraordinarily difficult work of conveying any complex composition with figures -- which is what depicting religious themes usually entails.

    This is a fun piece, but it ain't no Velazquez...

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  9. I really like this.

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  10. Davis d'Ambly3:49 PM

    It's a fine work by a fine painter and doesn't pretend to be a Velasquez as it doesn't need to be.

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