Author:     Painted in: c.1475-1480    Framework: Tempera on wood, 98x217    Located in: Leonardo Room
Annunciation - Leonardo da Vinci (Tempera on wood, 98x217)

The Annunciation was painted by Leonardo da Vinci round 1475-1480.

One of the main, typical traits of the genius Leonardo da Vinci – a painter, inventor, military engineer, astronomer, architect - was “introducing” and “reproducing” nature inside his works of art.

Just to have an idea, please notice the wings of the Archangel Gabriel announcing Mary she will be the mother of Jesus: here are real bird wings, not just an artistic representation of them!

Science within art, art within science, this is the great, charming characteristic of Leonardo da Vinci.


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A name that needs no introduction, Leonardo was the archetypal Renaissance man; a painter, sculptor, scientist, mathematician, inventor, musician and writer. He is known foremost as a painter, with...Read more