El Greco, Angels playing musical instruments spiral bound notebook

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A5 size, landscape format, hard cover spiral notebook with plain pages. The fine, ivory-toned Munken paper is ideal for both drawing and writing; the rigid covers provide good support, so if you are outside, the only thing standing in the way of creativity is rain. El Greco painted the angels on the cover, glowing in the sky and making music. This detail shows the upper, celestial sphere of the Angelic Greetings painting in the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection in Madrid, while the lower, terrestrial plane shows the meeting of Mary and the Archangel Gabriel. The painting, painted around 1600, shows all the elements of the artist's mature style, and the reproduction printed on the booklet cover will also allow the prospective owner to examine details that would never be possible in the exhibition space.

El Greco: The Annunciation, ca. 1596–1600, detail © Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. Madrid

El Greco, 28 October 2022 – 19 February 2023, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest

"This canvas, held by the Museo nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, is a reduced but faithful replica of a large painting in the Museo nacional del Prado, which was the principal image in the first section of the main altarpiece for the Colegio de doña María de aragón in Madrid. The present work, whose provenance is unknown prior to its presence in the Pascual collection in Barcelona, was acquired by Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza in 1954, the first original El Greco in his collection.
despite its small size, The Annunciation is an excellent example of the evolution and transformation of the artist’s style, who by this date had relinquished any use of spatial references in order to evoke the supernatural. The earthly realm occupied by the Virgin, who has accepted the message, and the angel with his arms crossed over his breast, is completed by a concert of angels in the clouds and a burst of celestial light. The latter element creates the rising nexus between the two spheres and is structured through the heads of the cherubim and the dove of the Holy Spirit." Details from the El Greco catalogue

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Weight 0.40 kg
Material paper
Size 155 mm x 230 mm x 25 mm
Back blue
Pages 196
Paper Munken Print
Produced by Prime Rate Kft.

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