Religion

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The Annunciation

Luke 1:26-38
New International Version (NIV)
The Birth of Jesus Foretold

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am unmarried?”

35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. 36 Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. 37 For no word from God will ever fail.”

38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

The Annunciation by Salvador Dali (1940)

What feelings do you see expressed in this artwork?
Do you think Dali has created an effective representation of the Annunciation story? Why/Why not?

The Visitation

Luke 1:39-56
New International Version (NIV)
Mary Visits Elizabeth

39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”

Mary’s Song

46 And Mary said:

“My soul glorifies the Lord
47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has been mindful
of the humble state of his servant.
From now on all generations will call me blessed,
49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me—
holy is his name.
50 His mercy extends to those who fear him,
from generation to generation.
51 He has performed mighty deeds with his arm;
he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts.
52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones
but has lifted up the humble.
53 He has filled the hungry with good things
but has sent the rich away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
remembering to be merciful
55 to Abraham and his descendants forever,
just as he promised our ancestors.”
56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth for about three months and then returned home.

What does this story and this image tell you about Mary?
What does this story and this image tell you about God?


18 thoughts on “Religion

  1. Q1 What feelings do you see expressed in this artwork?

    A1I feel a lot of things when I look at The Annunciation by Salvador Dali. I feel happy, scared and excited.

    Q2 Do you think Dali has created an effective representation of the Annunciation story? Why/Why not?

    A2 Yes I do, he has created a concept that explains the feeling and affects that happened on that day.

  2. We feel that the light green represents spirits and brightness. The blue represents cheer and peaceful. The white represents joy and a feelings.Red represents heart and blood of Jesus.
    We think he has made a wonderful piece of art because he is really picturing what is in his mind and shared it with the world.

  3. We think that the angel and Mary are praying to God. We think that Mary is the green shade and the Angel is the blue. I think that the greens mean surprised and scared and the blue means don’t be afraid.

  4. Hi world,

    I think the feeling’s that were expressed in the artwork were Sad,Happy and Confused. 🙂

    I think that Dali has created an effective presentaion of Annunation because he understood the meaning of birth!

    Thank You World! 🙂

  5. Hi Mrs Rutherford,
    The feelings that Lauren and I feel about this artwork are joyful,happy,jolly and scared.

    lots of love Lauren & Alana 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxo

  6. Hi everyone,
    I think that Salvador Dali didn’t show the annunciation well because Mary isnn’t in the picture or if she is then I don’t think Mary has wings.
    I think mary isn’t in the picture because she wing but she dosen’t.

  7. Hello Mrs Rutherford we think that the colour blue expresses the the feeling of calmness and the colour red is sad.

    We think that Salvador Dali did a great painting of The Annunciation Because the colours of the artwork represents the feelings of the story.

  8. Hi!
    I think that the feelings that are in this painting are honoured, curious, excited, amazed and happiness. I think that Salvador Dali has made a good painting of the Annunciation because it represents how the angel and Mary felt because of the different colours. I think that both women in the painting are angels because Mary is so religious that she is really close to heaven.

    Elena 😉

  9. When I look at the artwork I feel happy because I see warm colours and also feel sad because Mary is not married so she douse not know what to do but I feel mostly happy. I think its a pretty art work.

  10. In Dali’s painting we see feelings of calm and surprised attitudes.
    We think that Darli has drawn an affective peace of art that relates to the story.

  11. We see joy, compassion and happiness in Mary. The angel feels happy for Mary. We think that Dali has made a very effective artwork because it shows how the angel and Mary are greatful for God because God gave Mary the Son of God and told her to name him Jesus.

  12. Hello Mrs Rutherford,

    We think that blue in the painting expresses the feeling of peace. We think that the red expresses the feeling of sadness and a bit angry.

    We think that Dali has made an effective representation of the Annunciation story because the colour blue represents the angels and beacause the angel was looking at Mary and the blue on the angel was shining. 😀

  13. What feelings do you see expressed in this artwork?
    we see happieness and sad

    Do you think Dali has created an effective representation of the Annunciation story? Why/Why not?
    yes because it as a angle and mary praying.

  14. Hi mrs rutherford,this picture shows us these feelings
    1. the red gives us the feeling of anger.
    2. The Blue shows us sadness.
    3. White shows us calmness.
    4. Green shows us confusion.
    🙂 😀 😛 🙂 😮 :u

  15. Hello Mrs Rutherford, we think the colour blue represented calmness and the colour red represents sadness. We think Salvador Dali did a great painting of The Annunciation because the colours represents the feelings of the story.

  16. We think that the colours reprasent dreamy, vivid and nervous.

    We disagree that the artwork links to the words because when we were reading it we expected more than that. And to us it disn’t look like their comunicating.

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