Caravaggio - Annunciation 1608

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Caravaggio - Annunciation 1608

Annunciation 1608
285x205cm oil/canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Nancy, France
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The painting is composed of two figures. The angel above the Virgin is attributed to being Gabriel who was the angel of the annunciation. The lilies that Gabriel holds are also a symbol of the Virgin. The Virgin is in a prostrate position as she is being told by Gabriel of God’s plan for her. The painting exhibits Caravaggio’s signature sfumato and tenebrism, with almost the entire painting being dark except for the two main figures.