Feast of the Annunciation

Below is the evolution of the depiction of the Feast of the Annunciation.  Be thankful you don’t have to see the stuff that popped up on a Google images search I did. Cartoons and “artwork” that was too blasphemous and vulgar for me to re-post here.     Some supposed artist is going to have to do some fancy tap dancing at the Last Judgment to try and explain some of their creations.   By the way, the fourth one down (the pink abstract) was painted by actor Vincent Price in about 1964.  He converted to Roman Catholicism when he married his third wife.  Of all the modernist interpretations, his actually captures a true sense of spirituality.  It’s nothing I’d want to see in a church, but as religious art it is beautiful. 

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