Madonna with Child and Angels; Annunciation

Giovanni di Paoloca. 1440 - 1445

Fondazione Musei Senesi

Fondazione Musei Senesi
Siena, Italy

The calligraphic rendering of the fabrics with elaborate edging, the refined transparency of Mary's thin veil, the gracefullness of the figures stading out against the gold background and the original staging of the Annunciation conceived as a little theatrical representation are elements that still conform to late Gothic tastes and make the painting a sort of precious jewel.

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  • Title: Madonna with Child and Angels; Annunciation
  • Date Created: ca. 1440 - 1445
  • painter: Giovanni di Paolo
  • collocation: Castiglione d'Orcia, San Giovanni Art Room and the Fortress of Tentennano, Province of Siena
  • Place Part Of: Province of Siena
  • Physical Dimensions: w88.5 x h181 cm
  • Artist Biography: Giovanni di Paolo, one of the greatest artists of the Sienese school of the early Renaissance, was educated at the prolific workshop of Taddeo di Bartolo. Starting from the local tradition, he undertakes an individual research based on cool colors, elongated forms and dream-like figures, and decorative elements related to the International Gothic.
  • Type: tempera on panel
  • Rights: Comune di Castiglione d'Orcia; Curia Arcivescovile di Siena, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Montalcino; Fondazione Musei Senesi, Fondazione Musei Senesi
  • External Link: Fondazione Musei Senesi