The Annunciation (diptych)
Jan van Eyck - circa 1433-1435
1180 x 974 • 334 KB
This is an outstanding example of grisaille painting. Van Eyck deliberately rejects the use of primary colours and paints the figures in white against a dark backgroud to create the illusion of a scultural group. The frames were painted by the artist using trompe l'oeil effects.
Owner/Location: Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza  (Spain - Madrid)
Dates: circa 1433-1435
Artist age:Approximately 42 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 24 cm (9.45 in.), Width: 77.8 cm (30.63 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 25 November 2013.
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