In the fourth Amuze Art Lecture, we are looking at the Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci. In less than two minutes, you can learn about what is considered to be the first masterpiece by Da Vinci. It is located in the Uffizi Museum. Da Vinci did not paint it alone though. His master Andrea del Verrocchio started the work and left a note for Da Vinci to finish the painting.
And while this is a wonderful painting, it also shows that Da Vinci still was learning the trade. There are some flaws in the perspective in this painting, for example, the position of the right hand of Mary. And you can argue whether the Virgin Mary would receive the archangel Gabriel in front of a big palace-like building. But there are many more wonderful aspects in this painting. Just look at the magnificent wings and the landscape in the background, so typical for Da Vinci’s work.
If you are interested in earlier videos in the Amuze Art Lecture series, just visit our YouTube channel. Among the videos you can find there are:
And if you want to learn more about the collection of the Uffizi Museum, just check out our highlights audio tour in the Amuze – Museum Audio Tours app.