PIOLA, Domenico
(b. 1627, Genova, d. 1703, Genova)

Immaculate Conception

Oil on canvas, 345 x 221 cm
Church of Santissima Annunziata del Vastato, Genoa

The painting represents the scene when the Virgin, crowned by the Eternal Father, crushes the head of the demonic serpent. At scarcely lighted lower right corner the scene of Adam and Eve tempted by the serpent can be seen.