"Angel Of The Annunciation, Painter Active In Genoa In The Late 16th Century"Ancient painting depicting the Archangel Gabriel during the Annunciation to Mary
Painter active in Genoa in the late 16th century
Oil on canvas, cm. 90.5 x 68
Framed 99 x 77 cm.
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This fascinating oil painting on canvas, belonging to the purely Genoese figurative environment of the late sixteenth century, depicts the Archangel Gabriel with his wings spread in flight, when he announces to Mary that he will carry the son of God on his lap.
The angel follows a very eloquent iconography, with his finger raised as if to emphasize his revelation and a luxuriant white lily supported in the other hand that he will offer to Mary, emblem of his purity. It is wrapped in a soft robe, which leaves one shoulder uncovered, enhanced by the floating drapery that envelops its figure.
The stylistic features suggest its attribution to a Genoese school teacher, active in the late 16th or early 17th century. In our case, although it is difficult to approach a particular name, the influences of the late '500 are evident, an extraordinarily happy artistic period that, especially between the two centuries, has seen an impressive array of prominent artistic personalities succeed one another. The canvas, at the same time, shows strong influences with the early Lombard Baroque, whose major authors (Procaccini, Cerano, Morazzone) had intense relationships with the Superba, so much so that many of their canvases are still present in the Genoese collections.
The composition is characterized by a lively color scheme and chiaroscuro play, emphasized by the intense red of the angel's robes and by the glow that captures the angel from the front.
The work may have originally been part of a more complex structure, completing an Annunciation.
Excellent state of conservation.
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