Lippi, Filippo | Annunciation

Lippi, Filippo | Annunciation

Lé Arts Salon


Title: Annunciation
Artist: Filippo Lippi | Lippo Lippi (Fra’ Filippo Lippi, O.Carm)
Year: c. 1443
Medium: Oil
Period: Early Renaissance
Style/Genre: Religious Painting

Notes & Analysis of the Artwork

The Blue (Cello) takes on a royal blue tone/hue.

  • Peaceful and compassionate.
  • Embodies motherhood qualities, seen in angels too.
  • Trustworthy, god’s trust within Mary’s faith.
  • A direct contrast to Mary & Angel’s interaction.

The Green (Willow Grove) tells of divine importance and royalty.

  • It serves as the navigation to the piece.
  • Connects the three arches, connecting all the figures to the heavens.

The Red (Spice) is a take on maroon that presents acceptance and hope.

  • God’s acceptance of Mary’s conviction is shown through the angel.
  • A warm and comforting color.
  • Trust & acceptance, connection to Mary’s blue.

The White (Geyser) represents purity, innocence, and life.

  • Jesus, the birth of pure innocence into the world.
  • The purity that lies within Mary and Joseph.
  • A new start/chance presented into the world.
  • White Dove in center symbolism.
    • God/Holy Spirit in the center of the world/universe.

HEX, RGB, & CMYK Color Coding below! HEX | R-G-B | CMYK

CELLO: #1e345b | 30 – 52 – 91 | 67, 43, 0, 64
WILLOW GROVE: #63715d | 99 – 113 – 93 | 12, 0, 18, 56
SPICE: #773330 | 119 – 51 – 48 | 0, 57, 60, 53
GEYSER: #d9e1e2 | 217 – 225 – 226 | 4, 0, 0, 11

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