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Subjects : Religion
Keywords : 15th century, Annunciation, Renaissance, Saint Gabriel, Virgin, tree, window
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The Annunciation

The Annunciation of Cestello (Italian: Annunciazione di Cestello) is a painting by Sandro Botticelli, painted in tempera on a 150 x 156 cm panel in 1489 and 1490. It was restored in 1978 and is now in the Uffizi Museum in Florence. It contains the symbolic elements characteristic of the iconography of the Annunciation: The centre of the painting is the convergence of the two hands between annunciation and acceptance. The scene here takes place indoors. We can see the angel on the left, the Virgin on the right and, in the background, the lost Eden, all characteristic elements of the iconography of the Annunciation. A window lets us see an immense landscape in the background. Perspective is very much in evidence. Here we can see the influence of Botticelli's training as a chiseller. We can see many straight lines: the paving on the ground, but also the outline of the window, the lectern base, the garden outside... The vanishing point is located at the centre of the horizon line, itself slightly above the centre of the painting. The window is off-centre. This can be explained by Botticelli's desire to give the landscape in the background a secondary role, whereas, placed in the centre, with all the vanishing lines converging towards it, the eye would inevitably have been drawn to it, and would have turned away from the figures, who form the main element of the painting. The light plays a minor role here, appearing relatively diffuse, although we can see the shadow of the [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« The Annunciation » is kept at Galerie des Offices, Florence, Italie.


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