Annunciation

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Title

Annunciation
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

landscape; New Testament; plants; botanical; Angels; Gardens; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; flowery mede; hortus conclusus; flowers

Description

The Annunciation is the earliest painting that can be attributed to Leonardo. It came to the Uffizi in 1867, from the monastery of San Bartolomeo of Monteoliveto, near Florence. It can be seen as an assemblage of motifs from Leonardo's earliest experiences of Florentine art. The influence of Verrocchio is paramount, particularly in the antique-style pedestal of the Virgin’s reading-desk and emphatically sculptural draperies. The depiction of the plants, including the Angel’s lily, and the blue haze of the distant mountains indicate that Netherlandish art was already an important source of inspiration.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1472-1473 (creation)

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil and tempera paint on panel
39 in (height) x 85 in (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

leon056.jpg

Coverage

Galleria degli Uffizi (Florence, Tuscany, Italy) inventario 1890, n. 1618; Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519), “Annunciation,” Institute Images Online, accessed June 19, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2898.

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