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Annunciation

Pere Serra

This work is by a Spanish artist who worked in Catalonia in the latter halfof the 14th century, but was also active in Sardinia. It shows the Annunciation to Mary by the angel in a beautiful purple robe in a way that almost disappears after the Council of Trent (1545-63) – a tiny figure showing Jesus’ incarnation in the Virgin’s belly. The pictorial space is cramped: the vase of lilies, probably alluding to the virginity of Mary, seems to spill out towards us.

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AUTHOR Pere Serra
DATE 1400 - 1405
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Tempera on panel
DIMENSIONS cm 59 x 39
INVENTORY 2149
ROOM IV
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