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The Annunciations of Renaissance Art

Summary: Renaissance Art, focuses on the Annunciations.
During the Renaissance, The Annunciation was one of the more typical paintings chosen by an artist, making his rendition his own.  Three quite significant renditions include Simone Martini's The Annunciation, done with tempera on wood in 1333 in Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence, Italy; Fra Angelico's Annunciation, done in fresco c. 1440-1445 from San Marco, Florence, Italy; and Piero Della Francesca's Annunciation from the Legend of the True Cross, done in fresco in 1455 in San Francesco, Arezzo, Italy.

Simone Martini was known for his method, which developed into the International style consisting of brilliant color, lavish costume, intricate ornament, and themes involving splendid processions in which knights and their ladies complete with entourages, horses, and greyhounds. (Gardner's 575)  Martini most likely was aware of the work of Giotto but did not try to replicate.  Martini's Annunciation portrays an elegant and formal setting with radiant color...

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