Van Eyck's Washington Annunciation: Narrative Time and Metaphoric Tradition

Purtle, Carol J.
March 1999
Art Bulletin;Mar1999, Vol. 81 Issue 1, p117
Academic Journal
Considers the iconographic implications of Jan van Eyck's compositional decisions in his painting `The Annunciation' at the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. Decisions open to the artist at specific stages of the painting's production; Affirmation of authenticity; Stages of composition; What the initial composition suggests; Detail of the ruined ceiling.


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