Announcing Angel and Virgin Announced is an artwork belonging to Claudia Ciotti’s collection.
Announcing Angel and Virgin Announced (Angelo Annunciante e Vergine Annunciata) is a tribute to Simone Martini. In the 14th century, he realized a lot of masterpieces, including “The Announcing” Angel”, that now belongs to the collection of the Uffizi in Florence.
In this diptych, Ciotti retraces the footsteps of the great masters of the past but, with an indisputable originality. The wise use of colors with the addition of gold, give the viewer all the intensity of the particular Christian moment. Our Lady listens in disbelief, fearful, the Angel’s news about her future motherhood. Ciotti’s mastery convey the sweetness of the characters. The difficulty is also increased because of the surface and the technique.
Overglaze ceramic painted entirely by hand on a refractory plate, with ceramic oxides and finishing in matte gold, glossy gold and platinum.
The work is inserted in a carved wooden frame, handcrafted with plaster and Armenian bole and covered completely by hand with gold sequin leaf.