The Annunciation
Masolino - circa 1425-1430
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Masolino continued using the stylized flat patterns, brilliant colour schemes and hieratic formalized figures of the late medieval style. The knowledge of perspective revealed in the receding planes of the architectural setting is, however, a Renaissance innovation. The star on the Virgin's shoulder refers to Mary's Hebrew name, Miriam, meaning star.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1425-1430
Artist age:Approximately 47 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 148 cm (58.27 in.), Width: 115 cm (45.28 in.)
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 10 July 2013.
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