The World Cup kicks off today in South Africa, and the international mania for soccer—sometimes known as “the beautiful game’’—put me in mind of one of the many interesting treasures held in the collections of the Getty Research Institute. In… More»
Today is the Feast Day of St. Gabriel, aka the Archangel that brought Mary the news of her pregnancy.
He’s also the patron saint of messengers and communications workers.
The Annunciation, about 1240, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Annunciation, about 1660-1665, Godfried Schalcken. J. Paul Getty Museum.
Bust of an Angel, 1609, Hendrick Goltzius. J. Paul Getty Museum.
The Annunciation, about 1025 - 1050, Unknown. J. Paul Getty Museum.