Friday, November 22, 2013

The Annunication, with St. Emidius

Carlo Crivelli composed The Annunciation, with St. Emidius in 1480 with the use of egg and oil on wood. This painting is a good example of one-point perspective since there is one vanishing point. In this painting, St. Emidus, Ascoli's patron saint, is carrying a model of the town. News that the pope  had granted Ascoli self-government had reached the town on the feast of the Annunciation. I like this painting because there is so much going on and so much detail out into it. There are a lot of objects I hadn't noticed the first time I had looked at it, such as the finch in the bird cage on the top right, and the small child towards the left of the painting. I really like the colors he used and how he was able to make such a life-like peacock as well. 

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