The Annunciation
Paolo Veronese - circa 1580
902 x 1200 • 302 KB
Samuel H Kress Collection, 1959. Veronese's late style was strongly dependent upon the example of Titian and this composition is reminiscent of several versions of the same subject by the elder artist. Although a religious scene, this canvas is imbued with the secular spirit of the Venetian Renaissance. Mary and the Angel are clad in robes of sparkling silk and placed amid the ornate splendour of a contemporary palace - hardly the humble circumstances recounted in the Gospel of Luke.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1580
Artist age:Approximately 52 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 98.4 cm (38.74 in.), Width: 75.3 cm (29.65 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 15 November 2013.
Share
Tags
Rating
Average rating: No votes
Your rating:
Actions
Add artwork to a list
Send message about this artwork
Our Approach:
Here at The Athenaeum, we work very hard to make this site a sanctuary from the commercial web. We want to provide 99% of our content for free (and currently, *all* of it is free), and not to blast you with advertising. However, we are not a rich company or foundation. This site is a labour of love produced over many years by a couple of people. Since late 2000 when we started the site, we have invested thousands of dollars of our personal money to keep it going. Currently, the hosting service costs us about $200 a month. If you would like to support The Athenaeum, you can donate directly through Paypal below, or shop using any of the links on this page.