The Annunciation (c. 1435) by Jan Van Eyck

The Annunciation - Jan Van Eyck - c.1435

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TitleThe Annunciation
ArtistJan Van Eyck
MediumOil on Wood
Dimensions93 x 37 cm
Art MovementNorthern Renaissance
Current LocationNational Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
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About The Annunciation

The Annunciation by Jan van Eyck is an incredible oil painting from the Early Netherlandish period. The artwork shows an angel and a young woman in what appears to be a place of worship. The painting was originally done on panel, though it has since been transferred to canvas. This masterpiece can now be viewed in the National Gallery of Art, in Washington D.C. It is interesting to note that this piece was part of the left inner wing of a triptych.

Jan van Eyck’s Annunciation is a captivating example of Early Netherlandish artistry, showing how sophisticated the period was both artistically and religiously. It serves as a reminder that there are many incredible works from this period that still survive today, allowing us to appreciate them centuries later. Another noteworthy artwork from van Eyck is his painting St Francis Receiving The Stigmata which depicts Francis’s religious experience during his time with Stefano di Ripa Grande. These two masterpieces show how talented van Eyck was and demonstrate why he has become one of the esteemed painters from the early Netherlandish period.

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