STARNINA, Gherardo di Jacopo
(b. ca. 1354, Firenze, d. 1409/13, Firenze)

Virgin of the Annunciation

c. 1410
Tempera on poplar panel, gold ground, 50 x 40 cm
Musée du Petit Palais, Avignon

Between 1380 and 1450 the international Gothic style spread throughout Europe. Also known as the "art courtois", it is characterized by a taste for description of court life, Gothic arabesques and ornemental refinement. The Angel and the Virgin of the Annunciation of Gherardo Starnina, are fine examples of this tendency.

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