L’Annunciata – Virgin Annunciate
Ritratto d’ignoto marinaio – Unknown Man
The two masterpieces of the Renaissance master Antonello da Messina
Palazzo Corvaja, from May 15th to July 31st 2017
In occasion of the G7 Summit (May 26-27 2017) two masterpieces of the Italian painter Antonello da Messina will be displayed in Taormina
The two paints are normally housed respectively at the Museum Mandralisca of Cefalù and at the Palazzo Abatellis of Palermo.
Probably painted in Sicily in 1476, it shows Mary interrupted at her reading by the Angel of the Annunciation.
It is considered the Sicilian Monna Lisa. Oil paninting realised sometime in between 1465 and 1476.
Antonello da Messina, properly Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio, but also called Antonello degli Antoni and Anglicized as Anthony of Messina (c. 1430 – February 1479), was an Italian painter from Messina, Sicily, active during the Italian Renaissance. His work shows strong influences from Early Netherlandish painting although there is no documentary evidence that he ever travelled beyond Italy. Giorgio Vasari credited him with the introduction of oil painting into Italy.