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The Greatest Works Art About the Annunciation

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List of famous Annunciation art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Annunciation paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Annunciation works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Annunciation has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Annunciation art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

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  • Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Works Art About the Annunciation
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    This is a painting of the Biblical subject of the Annunciation, by the Italian Renaissance artists Leonardo da Vinci and Andrea del Verrocchio, dating from circa 1472–1475 and housed in the Uffizi gallery of Florence, Italy. The subject matter is drawn from Luke 1.26-39 and depicts the angel Gabriel, sent by God to announce to a virgin, Mary, that she would miraculously conceive and give birth to a son, to be named Jesus, and to be called "the Son of God" whose reign would never end. The subject was very popular for artworks and had been depicted many times in the art of Florence, including several examples by the Early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. The details of its commission and its... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): Christian art, History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance, Renaissance
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  • Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Works Art About the Annunciation
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    The Annunciation is a painting by the Italian Renaissance painter Filippo Lippi, finished around 1445-1450. It is housed in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, Rome. Differences with other depictions of the Annunciation include the angel's position on the right and the use of a very bright source of light, inspired by works of Filippo Brunelleschi and Beato Angelico. On the top are the hands of God, emerging from the clouds and releasing the dove of the Holy Ghost. The dove descends along a luminous trail running toward the Virgin's shoulder, transmitting the Divine Will through materialized light. The architectural framework may be the work of an assistant.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Filippo Lippi
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): History painting
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  • Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Works Art About the Annunciation
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    The Annunciation is a painting by the Italian Renaissance master Titian, executed between 1559 and 1564. It is housed in the church of San Salvador, Venice, northern Italy.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Titian
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance
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  • Annunciation is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Works Art About the Annunciation
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    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.... more on Wikipedia
    • Artist: Pontormo
    • Subject: Annunciation
    • Genres (Art): History painting
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