Botticelli: The Annunciation, 1485-92

 

 

The Annunciation, tempera and gold on wood, 1485-92 (with some light disturbance in bands across the painting).

(Allesandro di Mariano Filipepi) Botticello, 1444/45-1510, Forence, Italy.  Robert Lehman collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

A tiny masterpiece of a high Renaissance painting, smaller than an Apple IPAD.  Mary, the mother of Jesus, remains the figure most represented in Western art.

 

 

 

 

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