The Annunciation to the Shepherds
Jacopo Bassano - 1555-1560
877 x 1140 • 219 KB
Both the pictorial composition and interpretation of the theme are radical departures from tradition. Instead of the usual three shepherds on a barren plain, Bassano has painted a family group with a moonlit landscape in his native Dolomite region. The artist, influenced by Titian, Tintoretto and Parmigianino, worked most of his career in Venice and in the region about fifty miles northwest of Venice near the city of Bassano.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1555-1560
Artist age:Approximately 50 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 106.1 cm (41.77 in.), Width: 82.6 cm (32.52 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 22 October 2013.
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