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Annunciation

Filippino Lippi1483 - 1484

Fondazione Musei Senesi

Fondazione Musei Senesi
Siena, Italy

Two large tondos depicting the Annunciation were painted by a commision from the Municipality, in order to embellish the "Sala dell'Udienza" (Room of Audience), as a city appreciation of the Renaissance news from Florence. Mary, wrapped in Botticellian drapery, boes humbly under the weight of the miraculous event she is the protagonist of, while in the background a glimpse of landscape betrays Flemish influences. The encarved and painted frames are probably by Antonio and Bartolomeo da Colle.

Details

  • Title: Annunciation
  • Date Created: 1483 - 1484
  • painter: Filippino Lippi
  • collocation: San Gimignano, Civic Museums of San Gimignano: Palazzo Comunale, Picture Gallery, Big Tower, Province of Siena
  • Place Part Of: Province of Siena
  • Artist Biography: Filippino Lippi's apprenticeship started by his father's workshop, Filippo, and continued by Sandro Botticelli, whose influence in the lively lines and in the tender attitudes become typical aspects of his style. He was quite a prolific artist, working in Florence and Rome, where he could study the classical artworks and especially the so-called "grottesche" decorations.
  • Type: tempera on panel
  • Rights: Comune di San Gimignano; Fondazione Musei Senesi, Fondazione Musei Senesi
  • External Link: Fondazione Musei Senesi

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