GOES, Hugo van der
(b. ca. 1440, Ghent, d. 1482, Bruxelles)

Portinari Triptych (closed)

Oil on wood
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Soberly painted in monochrome, the panels are entirely occupied by the Archangel Gabriel and the Virgin of the Annunciation. The enormous figures are portrayed under a series of perspectively receding arches and in an extremely bare, linear setting, enriched only by the copious folds of the robes surrounding the figures.

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