The frailty of the human condition—and the cruelty of untimely loss of life—is one of art’s oldest and most enduring themes. Every year on December 1, we’ve reflected on this theme for Day Without Art, an international day of observance… 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.