It’s been 27 years since art historian Linda Nochlin published her essay “The Imaginary Orient,” a critique of sexist and racist depictions of “brown and black folk” by Western artists such as Jean-Léon Gérôme. Back then, “I was put off… 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.