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Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the angel Gabriel to Virgin Mary, that she would conceive and become the mother of Jesus the Son of God. The Annunciation has been a key topic in Christian art in general, as well as in Roman Catholic Marian art, particularly during the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

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  • Thank you Andonia so much for watching and for adding it to your favourites.I wish you all the best, to you and to your beloved ones. Thanks
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  • Leo Tolstoy identified art as a use of indirect means to communicate from one person to another. Thank you John to agree!!!!!
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  • Another beautiful Annunciation presentation with the lovely voice of Divina.
    Thank you Michaela..well done.
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  • La Anunciación, la Salutación del Ángel es el misterio de la Salvación, que comienza su andadura entre nosotros. Gracias a Google y Slideshare para poder comparar la gran diversidad del arte ante la grandeza y delicadeza de la Madre del Salvador..
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  • Arguably, no subject has been more profoundly felt and more beautifully handled by the old painters, nor more vilely mishandled by the moderns than the Annunciation, of all the scenes in the life of Mary.
  • We find the Annunciation, like many other scriptural incidents, treated in two ways—as a mystery, and as an event. Taken in the former sense, it became the expressive symbol of a momentous article of faith, the Incarnation of the Deify. Taken in the latter sense, it represented the announcement of Salvation to mankind through the direct interposition of miraculous power. In one sense or the other, it enters into every scheme of ecclesiastical decoration; but chiefly it is set before us as a great and awe-inspiring mystery, of which the two figures of Gabriel, the angel-messenger, and Mary the 'highly favored,' placed in relation to each other, became the universally accepted symbol, rather than the representation.
  • The book In the 11th century, the image of Mary’s spindle began to give way to that of the book, accompanied by a pulpit or lectern. This came about under the influence of Franciscan spirituality which put the accent on Mary’s piety (rather than her regality) and revived the traditional account of how the Virgin was reading her psalter when the divine messenger arrived. Later on, the image of the book was used as a reference to Mary reading one of Isaiah’s prophesies in the Bible (Isaiah 7:14) “And the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” This prophesy is interpreted as a prior announcement of the birth of Jesus.
  • The dove At the beginning of the 11th century, the image of a dove flying toward Mary’s ear started to make an appearance in Western representations of the Annunciation, albeit rather infrequently initially. The dove symbolizes the act of conception which took place in the Virgin’s ear – first mentioned in the 4th century by Athanasius of Alexandria: “Come and gaze upon this marvellous feat: the woman conceives through the hearing of her ears!” Ephrem of Syria wrote: “Like the Burning Bush on Horeb (Mount Sinai) which carried God in the heart of the flames, so Mary brought Christ into her virginity: through her ear the Divine Word of the Father entered and dwelt secretly in her womb.” In the 12th century, in both Eastern and Western art, the image was often used of the Holy Spirit-Dove descending from on high towards Mary’s ear via a beam of light. Noteworthy examples of this can be found in the mosaics both of Monreale cathedral and the Church of the Martorana in Sicily.
  • From the 14th century onwards, the lily – a symbol of purity – tends to replace the sceptre as Gabriel’s main accessory. This substitution was common above all in Florence, the city whose coat of arms is a red lily. In reaction to this, Florence’s historic adversary, Siena, a city renowned for its devotion to the Virgin Mary, began to represent Gabriel holding an olive branch in his hand – as can be seen in Simone Martini’s famous painting in the Uffizi Gallery. In Northern European painting however, the lily is often shown in a vase rather than in the hand of the Divine Messenger who still carries a sceptre. At times the lily is associated with other flowers, like the rose (symbolizing charity) and the violet (humility).
  • Divna Ljubojevic was born in Belgrade in 1970. She studied at the Mokranjac Musical School and graduated from the Novi Sad Musical Academy. She practiced religious singing with the choir of Vavedenje monastery, where she was trained by the sisters who held her to the unique style derived from Karlovatz singing, and faithfully cherished traditional Russian singing. In 1991 she created the Melodi Choir, composed of 10 singers. The repertoire focuses on works belonging to Orthodox sacred music, from the oldest monadic or polyphonic Byzantine, Serbian, Bulgarian and Russian pieces, to contemporary works. Divna won many awards as a teacher during musical school competitions. In 1997, with the help of Orthodox Bishop Luka, she founded a choir in Paris St. Sava Church, and gave concerts of Slav and Greek liturgical music in Brussels, Senlis and Paris.
  • Bunavestire (3)

    1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/sandamichaela-1310613-bunavestire-3/
    2. 2. Hans Memling (c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
    3. 3. Hans Memling (c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) Metropolitan Museum of Art New York
    4. 4. Hans Memling (c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) Annunciation, 1467-70 Groeninge Museum, Bruges
    5. 5. Hans Memling (c. 1430 – 11 August 1494) Annunciation, c. 1489 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    6. 6. Jan van Eyck Annunciation, c. 1440 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
    7. 7. Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) Annunciation, (c. 1434-1436) National Gallery of Art, Washington
    8. 8. Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) Annunciation, (c. 1434-1436) National Gallery of Art, Washington
    9. 9. Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) The Ghent Altarpiece or Adoration of the Mystic Lamb completed 1432 The Ghent Altarpiece open state The Ghent Altarpiece closed state
    10. 10. Jan van Eyck (1390-1441) The Ghent Altarpiece closed state
    11. 11. Jean Hey Annunciation1490s Art Institute of Chicago
    12. 13. Gerard David (1455-1523) Annunciation, about 1505, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    13. 14. Gerard David (1455-1523) The Annunciation from the Cervara altarpiece: The Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin, 1506, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    14. 15. Filippo della Valle Annunciation 1750, Marble, height 930 cm Church of Sant'Ignazio, Rome
    15. 16. Bernardino Carnetti da Cattinara 1726, Basilica di Supergain the vicinity of Turin
    16. 17. handcrafted by the Sisters of the Community of Bethlehem, France Annunciation lily: Lily of eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans with broad funnel-shaped white flowers; Lent lily; Lilium candidum; Madonna lily; white lily
    17. 18. Pictures: Internet Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Arangement : Sanda Foişoreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda S ound: Divna Ljubojevic and the Melodi choir

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