Detail of Allegory of the Annunciation by Giovanni Maria Falconetto, 16th century, Chiesa S. Giorgetto dei Domenicani, also known as S. Pietro Martire, 1283, Verona, Italy. Painted during the occupation of Verona (1509-17) by imperial troops on the eastern wall of the church, this fresco is an allegory of the Annunciation using Northern medieval symbolism inspired by The Songs of Songs including the unicorn, the angel hunter, and the walled garden. It was commissioned by two German advisors to the Emperor Maximilian, who are represented kneeling, in armour. Picture by Manuel Cohen.

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Detail of Allegory of the Annunciation by Giovanni Maria Falconetto, 16th century, Chiesa S. Giorgetto dei Domenicani, also known as S. Pietro Martire, 1283, Verona, Italy. Painted during the occupation of Verona (1509-17) by imperial troops on the eastern wall of the church, this fresco is an allegory of the Annunciation using Northern medieval symbolism inspired by The Songs of Songs including the unicorn, the angel hunter, and the walled garden. It was commissioned by two German advisors...
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