Warholl The Annunciation 322 Wall Display

Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation 322

Catalogue Title: Details of Renaissance paintings (Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation, 1474) (II.322)

Year: 1984

Size: 32″ x 44″

Medium: Screenprint on Arches Aquarelle (Cold Pressed) paper.

Edition: 60, 15 AP, 5 PP, 4 HC, signed and numbered in pencil lower left.

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Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation 322 is part of a series of four screenprints and a part of Warhol’s portfolio entitled Details in Renaissance Paintings, which includes other works such as Birth of Venus and Madonna Del Duca. Warhol chose to focus on the details of the landscape depicted between angel Gabriel and Mary’s hands for these prints. He produced them in a variety of color schemes. For this particular print, Warhol worked with more neutral tones of tan and brown. He also added hand drawn lines to help accentuate the perspectives of the landscape as well as each individual tree and hand. By using different colors for his lines, he offered a more Pop Art feel to his prints.

Leonardo Da Vinci, The Annunciation 322 by Andy Warhol as Part of His Larger Body of Work

By taking classical Renaissance pieces and recreating them with screenprints and Pop colors, Warhol brought different meaning to the traditional idea of art. Not only did he reproduce Da Vinci’s painting in contemporary style, but he also emphasized the beautiful detailing by concentrating on specific portions of each classic work. By doing so, he forced viewers to see them from a Pop Art perspective with his signature Warholian style.

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