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Annunciation (Pontormo)

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Year  circa 1527–1528
Artist  Pontormo
Period  Mannerism
Type  fresco
Created  1528
Subject  Annunciation
Annunciation (Pontormo) httpsuploads7wikiartorgimagesjacopopontorm
Dimensions  368 cm × 168 cm (145 in × 66 in)
Location  Santa Felicita, Florence
Genres  Christian art, History painting
Similar  Pontormo artwork, Mannerism artwork, Christian art

The Annunciation is a wall painting by the Italian mannerist artist Jacopo Pontormo, executed in 1527–1528 as part of his commission to decorate the Capponi Chapel in the church of Santa Felicita, Florence.

It is frescoed around the window on the wall adjacent to Pontormo's masterpiece, the famous Deposition from the Cross. Pontormo depicts the Annunciation, the revelation to Mary by the Archangel Gabriel that she would conceive a child to be born the Son of God, in a lively composition, with both figures in an elastic contrapposto.

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Annunciation (Pontormo) Wikipedia


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