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Cestello Annunciation by Botticelli, 1490

The Annunciation, also known as the Cestello Annunciation, is a tempera painting by Sandro Botticelli, circa 1489-1490. It is housed in the Uffizi Gallery of Florence. The picture, commissioned in 1489, was painted for the church of the Florentine convent of Cestello in Borgo Pinti.

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Angels are one of the symbols of Christmas. They play different roles: annuciation to Mary, music over the poor house where Jesus is born. They are very present in the iconographic religious tradition. Their representation is also influenced in the Baroc style by the roman iconography: since this period, paintings are full of little putti flying in a sky with clouds.

If you want to discover the variety of the representation of angels, come every day in the Monastery and open a door of our Advent Calendar. It is available in Second Life, but also in Internet.

Advent Calendar at the Monastery

Internet version

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