A Deeper Look into a Piece of Art
Botticelli, (Alessandro di Mariano Filipepi) (Italian, Florence 1444/45–1510 Florence)
Tempera and gold on wood
Accession number: 1975.1.74
One of the most celebrated paintings in the Robert Lehman Collection, this jewel-like representation of the Annunciation is set in an architectural interior constructed according to a rigorous system of one-point perspective. The panel was almost certainly commissioned as a private devotional image, not as part of a larger structure. While the identity of the patron is not known, the work was in the famed Barberini collection in Rome in the seventeenth century.
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In addition to the back ground of the painting, it creates a smooth and quiet atmosphere. There would be a tree and grass while looking closely there would be a tower with a bridge on the far end. It shows that the Archangel has travel a long way to give the annunciation to Virgin Mary and the importance of the news. The annunciation would be an important and yet different event for Virgin Mary because she is unaware of what to do after hearing the news.
According to John R. Spencer, with the Christian Church view, Annunciation was meant to present the complex theological concept of theological or the Incarnation. It shows life as the Annunciation marks the beginning of the life of Christ and the life of the Virgin. It is important because the birth of Christ shows how the savor of mankind and would bring good news to the world. It demonstrates the fundamental tenant of Christianity and with few intellectually concepts lends itself readily to