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Eija-Liisa Ahtila: The Annunciation

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao


Eija-Liisa Ahtila (b. 1959, Hämeenlinna, Finland) shot The Annunciation (Marian Ilmestys, 2010) on the snowy Aulanko Nature Reserve in southern Finland during the winter of 2010. The installation consists of three projections that reenact a well-known passage in the Gospel of Luke (1:26–38) that narrates one of the most important themes in Christian iconography, which is also the central motifs of some of the earliest paintings to successfully use perspective. Read more.

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