Annunciation, Paolo Veronese – overview of the painting

Annunciation, Paolo Veronese – overview of the painting
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  • Posted by Paolo Veronese
  • Museum: Academy Gallery
  • Year: 1578

Overview of the painting :

Annunciation – Paolo Veronese. 1578. Oil on canvas. 271×541

   “Blessed” was written for Scuola Dei Mercanti (her coat of arms – the arm blessing the cross – shines in the middle of the composition, above the arch), the building of which is still located near the church of Madonna del Orto. Initially, the canvas was the central part of the triptych, its side canvases depicted the Monochrome allegorical figures of Mercy and Bera (today at the National Library of St. Mark in Venice). At the bases of the columns are placed the emblems of the customers of the canvas – the families of Kadabrazzo and Koponi.

   The composition is built as a theater performance in the scenery with an architectural perspective. In the depths of the anfilade is a small temple, as if drawing in a magnificent space and resembling the Church of Santa – Maria Novella in Vicenza, the city of Andrea Palladio, not only a great architect, but also the creator of magnificent scenographic illusions that glorified the city Teatro Olympico throughout the world.