Essay On Da Messina

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Da Messina (known as Antonello di Giovanni di Antonio or Antonello degli Antoni) was a famous European (namely Italian) painter during the Renaissance. He was born in approximately 1430 in Messina, Sicily. However, historians are not sure about what Da Messina did during his childhood and young adult years. Da Messina might have introduced oil painting and Flemish artistic techniques into (approximately) fifteenth-century Venetian art. He traveled to quite a few places such as Rome, Naples, Milan, and Venice to study the nature of art and to actually paint his artworks. Additionally, when he was traveling to other places, he would oftentimes return back to Messina to work on more paintings. He would usually paint portraits and landscapes,…show more content…
Many of Da Messina's paintings depict proportionate human forms and realistic human emotions. When Da Messina traveled to Venice, his works were attracted by the Venetian state. Venetian painters wanted to adopt Da Messina's oil painting technique. They especially wanted to adopt the compositional style of Da Messina. In 1476, Da Messina had completed his one of his artworks called "St. Sebastian". This was Da Messina's most evolved artwork. In this particular painting, Da Messina was able to combine clearly defined space, monumental, vibrant and rich colors, and sculpture-like forms. In response, the Venetian state decided to replicate Da Messina's techniques and style. Overall, Da Messina had certainly influenced others on a large scale. "The Virgin Annunciate" is Da Messina's last artwork before he died in 1479. This artwork depicts Mary alone at her lectern. She is wearing a lapis veil, and she is standing in front of a book. Da Messina created the illusion of the us, the spectators, as Mary's messenger. Mary appears to be interrupted by the Angel of Annunciation. Da Messina was able to capture abstract lighting, shade, tone, and space into a precise scene. He was able to draw Mary and her
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