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The Annunciation

Luke 1:26

Painters couldn't resist this event in the bible. The angel Gabriel arrives to tell the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of the Saviour. There are many versions of this painting, most of which find Mary reading a book, even though books had not been invented yet ( a scroll would have been more accurate). Mary looks serene, while the angel appears as a servant in some paintings, and a force to be reckoned with in others.

All paintings of the Annunciation are based on the Gospel of Luke, 1:26, the only place where this story appears.

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The Annunciation to Mary, Luke 1:26, Leonardo da Vinci

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Leonardo da Vinci

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"Sandro Botticelli 080" by Sandro Botticelli - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

" In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was much perplexed by his words and pondered what sort of greeting this might be.

The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his ancestor David. He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” ”

Gospel of Luke 1:26-33

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Duccio di Buoninsegna

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Duccio di Buoninsegna

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"Duccio di Buoninsegna 048" by Duccio - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons
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Fra Angelico

Luke 1:26

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"Fra Angelico 043" by The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons..
'The Annunciation'  by Rogier van der Weyden

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Luke 1:26

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"Rogier van der Weyden 030" by Workshop of Rogier van der Weyden (1399/1400–1464) - The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

"Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be holy; he will be called Son of God. And now, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month for her who was said to be barren. For nothing will be impossible with God.” Then Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her.”

Gospel of Luke 1:34-37

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