Advent Podcasts

Carlo Crivelli’s ‘Annunciation with St Emidius’ in the National Gallery, London

There is a series of Advent podcasts about paintings in the National Gallery, London, which has been archived on the website of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. It was produced by Clifton Diocese in 2010. Each Sunday in Advent a different painting was discussed. The series features Fr Christopher Whitehead, Clifton Diocese’s director of Adult Education and Dr James Hanvey SJ, author of the document On the Way to Life. The first podcast is about the Annunciation and features the painting by Carlo Crivelli ‘The Annunciation with St Emidius’.

The second podcast is about the Visitation, and features a painting of the subject from the Workshop of the anonymous ‘Master of 1518’. The third podcast features a predella panel by Giovanni di Paolo from 1454 on the theme of ‘The Birthday of St John the Baptist. The podcast for the fourth Sunday is on the theme of the Nativity and features Geertgen tot Sint Jans ‘Nativity at Night scene’.


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