Museum installation of Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo, Sicily: the 'Virgin Annunciate' in the gallery of the Annunciation
|Architect/Designer||Antonello da Messina (c.1430-1479)|
|Scarpa, Carlo (1906-1978)|
|Credit||ORCH Chemollo / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Art objects ; Conversion of buildings ; Museums ; Monasteries & convents ; Restoration|
NOTES: Palazzo Abatellis was built in Catalonian Gothic style between 1490 and 1526 by Matteo Carnelivari. It was a Dominican priory from 1523 until 1943 when the arcade, the portico, the south-west wing, and the western tower were destroyed by a bomb. Carlo Scarpa recuperated the structure to house the Sicilian Regional Gallery in 1953-1954. The Palermo 'Virgin Annunciate' is one of the most famous paintings by Antonello da Messina, probably painted in Sicily in 1476.
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