Friday, October 30, 2009
My Favorite Painting of the Annunciation
This is my favorite painting of the Annunciation. A copy of it used to hang in my spiritual director's office. It always seemed so inviting. The angel Gabriel is so calming - just a bright glowing light. Mary seems like the young human girl that she was - timid, uncertain where the road would take her. The colors are so warm. I always felt like I could be part of that painting. A couple days ago, I was flipping through the pages of "Antiques" magazine and came across this painting in an article about the artist - Henry Ossawa Tanner. This painting was completed in 1898. I was so excited to see the painting again and to be able to find it so that I could share it with you. I hope that you like it as well.