Images of the Virgin Mary: As Seen in Annunciations
Goostrey, Emily Frances
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The representation of Biblical scenes, such as the Annunciation, in artistic form, have many aspects in which the images of the figures change. Historical events and changes in theological doctrine, as well as scientific and philosophical thought, change the way in which the artist might represent a particular event in Christian history. Because all of these elements play such an enormous part in the way in which a work is rendered, indeed, the way it is interpreted, it is necessary that the historical and theological veins be summarized. Through this one can realize and understand how the image of the Virgin Mary changes throughout art history. Although the main course of study is to be concerned with Medieval, Renaissance, and, to some degree, Baroque, it is important to the understanding of the changes in image, to deal at some level with Early Christian art.