Monday, December 25, 2017

Praying the Angelus with Art: This Week's Image

On this Christmas Day, a glorious Annunciation by Simone Martini and Lippo Memmi. The saints on the side panels are Saint Margaret and Saint Ansanus, for whose altar in the Siena Cathedral the piece had been commissioned. Completed in 1333, it is recognized as one of the medieval era's greatest masterpieces. Read more about it on the website of the Uffizi Gallery (Florence) where it is housed.

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