Sex & God & Rock & Roll
a wonderful blending! Beautiful and effective, thanks!this "vehicle" headed straight towards Christmas :-)Nij
Ahhhhhh...Today was monthly Vestry (PCC) meeting. I'm feeling much better now. Thank you, MP.
In the Rossetti Annunciation (which I love, BTW), does anyone know the significance of the painted lily (on the red stand) which matches the lily Gabriel is giving the BVM (symbol of Being In Trouble, giving Mary her "Oh Sh*t!" expression)?
I wondered that as well, JCF. I couldn't make sense of tis presence at all. Do we have a "local" art historian in the house?
The white lilly symbolises purity. On the stand appears to be a red stole. Red stands for martyrdom. Maybe this alludes to the future death of the pure Christ or maybe Rossetti is giving priesthood to Mary and the stole stands for her future suffering. Maybe it's about the pain of childbirth and the pain involved in being a mother. I don't know.
the lily is one of the symbols of the BVM. wonder why one is red?Nij
I think you're probably really close, MP.Is Gina "PaganSphinx" Duarte around? I bet she would know...Or maybe Doug/Counterlight? (I think he's mainly Internet-silent at the moment)