Orazio Lomi

Galleria Sabauda

(first floor, room 21)
This picture was painted in Genoa for the chapel of Duke Charles Emmanuel I of Savoy and subsequently sent to Turin, where it had a reasonably successful reception. During her stay in Genoa, Gentileschi learned about the brilliant coloring of the Flemish Van Dyck, this cast in the Tuscan Renaissance classicism and the repertoire of Caravaggio's painting, with spectacular results of refinement. 
The Annunciation is considered to be the artist’s masterpiece and one of the greatest religious paintings from the Counter-Reformation of the 17th century. The red curtain draped in the background and the dove of the holy spirit flying in through the window are particularly significant.


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