Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Annunciation

The Annunciation
El Greco 1541 – 1614
oil on canvas (315 × 174 cm) — 1597-1600

Luke 1:28 - And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

Mary greets the angel who brings her the big news: she is to have a son.

Between them is the bush that Moses saw burning without it being burnt. It symbolizes Mary's virginity.

On the floor is a temple veil. According to an Armenian story, Mary was working on it at that moment.

In the top is a group of angels playing music.

El Greco made this painting as part of an altarpiece for the church of the monastery Lady Mary of Aragon in Madrid. The altarpiece also included a Baptism, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Pentecost.
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