Saturday, November 17, 2007

Some more pictures of the Annunciation




Edward Burne Jones

Definitely one of the best.

I love Edward Burne Jones. His pictures have such grace and beauty. His figures do not belong in this world.




Edward Reginald Frampton

Another Pre-Raphaelite.

This one very much reflects the mix of classical and medieval style that you get in Pre-Rapaelite painting (and to an extent in early Renaissance painting).

I love this style, but somehow these sort of pictures always look like they are from a fairy tale.



Lorenzo Lotto

A very surprised looking Mary and a very earnest looking Gabriel. This Gabriel seems very conscious of the importance of his message.

God the Father makes it into this one, which I think is disappointing. The Holy of Holies contained images of cherubim, so images of angels cannot be too bad. However, I am unconfortable with attempts to portray God.



James Tissot

A rather more middle eastern looking Mary and a Gabriel that looks even more ethereal than Arthur Hughes's version (see below).



William Adolphe Bouguereau

A distinctly Popish artist.

Much as Bouguereau's Romanism is obnoxious, I do like the purity of his style. Bouguereau's paintings make me feel like converting to wretched Catholicism.

2 comments:

Daniel said...

Beautiful work.

Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Quite so.

Which of these do you like best?