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Mi pasado y otras mentiras (The Annunciation) by Ina Mar


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Mi pasado y otras mentiras (The Annunciation) by 

ink and acrylic on paper

A lily, symbol of purity and virginity, is almost always present on Annunciation images of the Renaissance. My lily is a little special as the stamen has the form of a penis.
If love is one of the highest virtues, why did the bible choose a virgin to give birth to the son of god? How could Jesus, the symbol of Christianity, result from a virgin birth – that denies women’s own nature?
That is the question.

Luke 1:26
And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name “Jesus”. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.


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  • annamora
    annamoraabout 3 years ago

    … yes, Ina, I so agree with you … it is good to ask whom did this doctrine (doctrine which denies women’s own nature) serve and why …… and it’s not difficult to figure out the answer …..
    beautiful work

  • Loui  Jover
    Loui Joverabout 3 years ago

    this is a image, it holds all the elements i hold in the highest esteem when concerned with expression….an honesty, an innocence, a sexuality,a iconography,ambiguity and splendid sensitivity….a beautiful honest and minimalisticly powerful drawing… need for gimmick and flourish. thought provoking.

  • donnamalone
    donnamaloneabout 3 years ago

    love your drawing and love your question….

  • thank you for stopping by, Donna :) I am sorry I haven’t been commenting your new work – my free time has been so limited in the last weeks that I even barely come to draw…

    – Ina Mar

  • Ben Kern
    Ben Kernabout 3 years ago

    Good question, indeed, Ina.

  • Marianna Tankelevich
    Marianna Tanke...about 3 years ago

    SO VERY SPECIAL! like every drawing from you….

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeabout 3 years ago

    Stunning work Ina. This is incredibly sensitive and fine.

  • chili
    chiliabout 3 years ago

    I always wonder what Joseph thought of all this carry on………great drawing again by the way

  • mmargot
    mmargotabout 3 years ago

    13 September 2011

  • thank you for the feature!

    – Ina Mar

  • TokikoAnderson
    TokikoAndersonalmost 3 years ago


  • thank you Tokiko!

    – Ina Mar

  • Shylie Edwards
    Shylie Edwardsalmost 3 years ago

    i simply love this series…the lines are so gentle!!! beautiful!!

  • thank you Shylie :)

    – Ina Mar

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