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Alex Bras

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(acrylverf op papier)


50 x 60 x 2 (cm)


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Acrylic on cardboard, black metal frame with black cardboard passepartout and Artglass AR 70
Work size 40x50 cm
Frame size 50,5x60,5 cm

He comes down to tell Mary she will soon bare a son. The prophet of Nazareth. The son of god. And, in the bible, the angel Gabriel went to Galilee. As a messenger of god.

In this interpretation of the Annunciation, Gabriel shows up as the white beluga whale. A symbol of peace, harmony, and longevity. All characteristics often attributed to his angelic counterpart.

This scene signifies birth and purity. Gabriel gazes outwards, towards the spectator. Can you hear him? His telepathic whispers. Mary rests her legs on a carpet of white lilies; and listens. 

'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have the favour of God. You will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and 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.' Luke 1.26-38.

The Annunciation is a scene of the Messiah, but to me this work is not so much about its biblical connotation, but the hope of what it represents. The coming of Christ represents a moment of change for the betterment of humanity. Mary hears this, knows this, and feels this. And we all know the most famous motherly figure of our contemporary history. But also the hardships and blessings she had to endure.

Annunciation I is the piece which led me to my Nuclear Paradise series. These works are aimed at expressing both the tragedy and optimism of our modern society. In it, I incorporate mythological and biblical storytelling to depict contemporary messages.

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