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Annunciation with Saints John the Baptist, Bernardine of Siena; Crucifixion, Saints Peter and Paul

Matteo di Giovanni1455 ca. - 1464

Fondazione Musei Senesi

Fondazione Musei Senesi
Siena, Italy

The altarpiece is a 15th century replica of the famous Announciation painted by Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi in 1333 for the Duomo of Siena, now conserved in the Uffizi. Although with inevitable stylistic variations, this piece constitues an homepage to the golden age of Sienese painting, an explicit example of revival dictated by both devotional and aesthetic reasons.

Details

  • Title: Annunciation with Saints John the Baptist, Bernardine of Siena; Crucifixion, Saints Peter and Paul
  • Date Created: 1455 ca. - 1464
  • painter: Matteo di Giovanni
  • collocation: Siena, Oratory of San Bernardino and Diocesan Sacred Art Museum, Province of Siena
  • Place Part Of: Province of Siena
  • Physical Dimensions: w238 x h252 cm
  • Artist Biography: Matteo di Giovanni (Borgo San Sepolcro, 1428 ca.-Siena, 1495) is a very precious Renaissance painter, whose paintings often have decorated the main altars of Sienese churches. By the lesson of Domenico di Bartolo and Lorenzo di Pietro known as Vecchietta, his art shows a deep sense of lightening, with bright colours, similar to enamels, and very refined features; his physiognomic study is definitively exemplified by his various versions of the Massacre of the Innocents.
  • Type: tempera on panel
  • Rights: Curia Arcivescovile di Siena, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montalcino; Fondazione Musei Senesi, Fondazione Musei Senesi
  • External Link: Fondazione Musei Senesi

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