Annunciation

Print
Location: 
Room 028.2
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Master of La Seu d'Urgell
Active in Perpignan, last third of 15th century
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Description:

This is a very good example of the embryonic use of linear or monofocal perspective: a vanishing point on which the gaze of the viewer, motionless in front of the composition, converges. The ordering of the forms and the size of the objects and figures on a plane surface create an illusion of depth and give the scene a sense of verisimilitude. In the Annunciation, the chessboard pattern of the paving enhances the effectiveness of visual perception.

Painting

Circa 1495

220.5 x 131.5 x 11.5 cm

Purchased 1918

Inventory number: 

024078-000

At the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, it was kept at the chapel of Nostra Senyora de Gràcia in Puigcerdà (Baixa Cerdanya).
Oil, stucco reliefs and gold leaf on wood
Century: 15th
Subject: Religion