Luca Signorelli’s Annunciation in Volterra

Luca Signorelli was one of the best painters of the Renaissance, and his Annunciation in the ancient town of Volterra is one of his best paintings. Learn why Signorelli was the painter “Michelangelo always praised above all others,” and how he pioneered innovative new techniques and styles, even when bringing traditional stories—like the Biblical account of the Annunciation—to life. The Annunciation is the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the archangel Gabriel that she will give birth to the son of God, and the amount of symbolism Signorelli packs into seemingly small details will leave you astonished and enthralled.