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Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master



Antonello da Messina (Italian, ca. 1430–1479)<EM>The Virgin Annunciate</EM>Oil on panel; 13 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. (34.5 x 45 cm)Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art
Antonello da Messina (Italian, ca. 1430–1479)
The Virgin Annunciate
Oil on panel; 13 5/8 x 17 3/4 in. (34.5 x 45 cm)
Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, Palermo
Photo courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art
Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
Three masterpieces by Sicily's greatest Renaissance painter, Antonello da Messina, are on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Antonello da Messina (ca. 1430–1479) was one of the most groundbreaking and influential painters of the quattrocento. His formation took place in Naples during the rule of Alfonso of Aragon, in a brilliant artistic climate open to French and Netherlandish painting. Antonello absorbed these influences, so much so that many of his near contemporaries believed he was the first to introduce the use of oil painting – already current in the North – in Italy.

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