Pre-Raphaelites & the Annunciation

There were three at the first meeting held in the home of John Millais’s parents in 1848: John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt.  Humble beginnings for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood that would soon expand to include other kindred spirits who shared their intent on transforming the art world. The Brotherhood had fourContinue reading “Pre-Raphaelites & the Annunciation”

The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli

  The Annunciation generally includes two figures – Mary and the winged angel, Gabriel. Carlo Crivelli, an Italian Renaissance painter, had a different idea when he used artistic adaptation in “The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius.”  Who is Saint Emidius? you may ask, as I did when saw a third figure of a man in deepContinue reading “The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius by Carlo Crivelli”