Martini, Simone: The Angel of the Annunciation. Fine Art Canvas. Sizes: A4/A3/A2/A1 (004165)


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Simone Martini: The Angel of the Annunciation. Fine Art Canvas

High quality canvas available in sizes: A4, A3, A2 or A1

A superior canvas, gallery wrapped using 18mm canvas stretchers for a stunning finish. Arrives ready to hang.

*Please note: The canvas options are unavailable to international customers as shipping is not cost effective*


The curve of Gabriel’s wing frames his kneeling figure and echoes the curves in his halo and palm branch. Simone devised new ways to recreate the look of luxurious brocaded fabrics. After covering the panel with a layer of red clay, he gilded the entire surface (except for the hands and face). He next painted the angel's robe in delicate pinks, shadowed with darker tones to define folds and the body. Following the brocade pattern, he scraped away areas of paint to reveal the gilding below, which was then textured with tiny punches. This sgrafitto ("scratched") technique may have been inspired by Islamic ceramics decorated in a similar fashion and widely popular in Italy.

Size guide:

A4 = 10 x 12 inches.
A3 = 12 x 16 inches.
A2 = 16 x 20 inches.
A1 = 20 x 30 inches.

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