Raffaela Fazio Smith

 

Iconography of the Annunciation

Arts and Culture

The history of the Annunciation and its iconography in Early Christian Art

The Philosopher in Christian Art

Arts and Culture

An excerpt from the recently published book by Art Historian Raffaela Fazio Smith “Face of Faith” that looks at the iconography of the figure of the philosopher and teacher in classical, Jewish and Christian art.

The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb

Arts and Culture

The 24-panel altarpiece in the Cathedral of Saint Bavo in Ghent is a masterpiece of Flemish art by the brothers Hubert and Jan van Eyck. Art historian Raffaela Fazio Smith examines the theme of the Christ-Eucharist in the panel of the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb.

Interpreting the Annunciation

Arts and Culture

Focusing on 15th century Italian art, this is the third in our series devoted to the iconography of the Annunciation. Artists were strongly influenced by the great cultural changes taking place all over Italy, notably the revived interest in Antiquity and the development of Humanism, with man standing firmly at the centre of the created world.

Symbolism in the Annunciation

Arts and Culture

The Middle Ages. Part Two of a three-part series examining the iconography of the Annunciation used in Eastern and Western painting, mosaics and sculpture, from the Early Christian period to Italian art in the 15th century.