Benedetto Caliari / The Annunciation / c. 1580Benedetto Caliari
The Annunciation
c. 1580

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Creator Name: Caliari, Benedetto
Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Italian
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1528 - 1588
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Benedetto Caliari
Title: The Annunciation
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1575
Creation End Date: 1585
Creation Date: c. 1580
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 150cm x 133.4cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1950.251
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: Balboni coll., Venice (1913); Leopold Koppel, Berlin (1913), Albert Koppel, Toronto; (Rosenberg & Stiebel)
Context: This depiction of the Annunciation (the announcement of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive and bear a son) has all the essential elements of the story: the angel, the Virgin, and the dove of the Holy Spirit descending toward her. Mary has been reading (according to Saint Bernard) from the prophecy of Isaiah (7:14), 'A young woman is with child and she will bear a son.'Along with Tintoretto (1518-1594), Veronese became the dominant figure in Venetian painting after Titian (1485-1576) and received many major commissions, both religious and secular. He is best known for enormous, pageantlike scenes that bear witness to the sumptuous material splendor of Venice in its Golden Age.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1950.251
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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