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Inspired Through Art: The Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet, 1857

Authored by Linus Meldrum in Issue #8.1 of Catechetical Review

One of the most famous Catholic paintings of history is the humble work of art titled The Angelus by Jean-Francois Millet. This painting might be considered unique in that it has been viewed as inspired fine art by some and purely sentimental illustration by others. What is in this image that stirs the aesthetic imagination for some and is dismissed by others as a simplistic work of religious nostalgia? Importantly, how does it incarnate the subject of prayer?

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