Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli “Annunciation”

Description of the painting by Sandro Botticelli Annunciation

Botticelli created a grandiose picture that simply impresses. He depicts the dramatic scene of the Annunciation. On the floor there are strict rectangles, the division of the walls is also verified.

The Archangel just flew to Mary.

We sense a movement that is not stopped. He knelt down. Madonna and the Archangel fly towards each other. They are stopped for a moment only by the colonnade, which becomes the separating element. You can feel the movement in the clothes of the angel. Folds form fancy waves. White curtain at the columns flowing. But the strict interior slightly restrains this irresistible impulse, which is seen through the entire canvas.

The heroes are connected by a tense line, which vibrates perceptibly along all the contours of these figures. They seem to lead us. We unwittingly follow the look of these bends and kinks, which are uncontrollably moving towards each other.

You can see the incredible emotion of the heroes of this canvas. Their poses are unstable. It seems that they have shaken under the gusts of the mystical wind, which suddenly breaks into the space of the canvas.

The masterpiece is expressive. Botticelli concentrates the audience’s attention on the eloquent hands of the characters. The archangel brings Mary a message from God. She pulls back a bit and dutifully accepts her. The artist does not seek to embellish the face of Mary. We do not see jewels and gold ornaments. The saints are dressed simply. Spiritual is valuable in its own way. It creates an obligatory counterbalance to physical beauty.

The depth and lightness of the flowers is striking. The cloak of Mary concentrated the shade of the sea and the sky of Italy. Botticelli subtly felt the slightest shades of color. It seems that the painter washed all the colors before applying them to the canvas. They shine and impress with their beauty.

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