Reims; Annunciation, Gabriel and Mary; right jamb figures of the central portal, west facade.
 
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Title:Reims; Annunciation, Gabriel and Mary; right jamb figures of the central portal, west facade
Notes:The figures are Gabriel (left) and Mary depicting the scene of Annunciation. [Demouy 44-45] -- "The artist responsible for the Annunciation [at Reims]...had a much fuller comprehension of the nature and workings of the human body and the techniques to render it realistically. The form of the Virgin's body, visible through the layers of heavy cloth, and the potential for movement that the figure exudes make for a remarkable new vivacity and energy. Both the smiling angel and the animate Virgin of the Reims Annunciation are among the first examples of the revival of realism that so characterized the next century." (Cole/Gealt, 70)
Date:1211-
Building:Notre-Dame de Reims (Cathedral)
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding
City/Town:Reims
Country:France

Scripture:Luke 1:26-38
Lectionary links:CAnLo
AAnLo
General Subject:Annunciation to Mary
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Reims -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73A52
Index of Christian Art Number:20 R36 CND 14W,001 A6

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Attribution:Reims; Annunciation, Gabriel and Mary; right jamb figures of the central portal, west facade, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=27183 [retrieved September 28, 2016]. Original source: Digitized from the slide collection of James T. Womack, Nashville, TN.
Record Number:27183 Last Updated: 2014-03-19 13:01:08 Record Created: 2002-08-01 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Art of the western world: from ancient Greece to post-modernism
Author:Cole, Bruce, and Adelheid M. Gealt
Publisher:Simon and Schuster
Date:1991