ALBERTINELLI, Mariotto
(b. 1474, Firenze, d. 1515, Firenze)

Annunciation

1503
Oil on wood, 23 x 50 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

The predella of the altarpiece with the Visitation shows three stories from the life of Christ: the Annunciation, the Birth of Christ and the Circumcision. Despite the small size of the three compartments, Albertinelli succeeds in constructing austere, essential spaces which display a great formal balance. The small, full figures are firmly and vigorously placed in scenes which respect the most rigorous perspective laws of the Florentine Quattrocento.




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