3DVisA Index of 3D Projects: Art History - Painting
The Annunciation by Carlo Crivelli
Carlo Crivelli painted The Annunciation (now at the National Gallery, London) for the church of SS. Annunziata in Ascoli Piceno in 1486.
The artist is believed to have in-depth knowledge of two important treatises on one-point geometrical perspective, namely Della Pittura written in 1436 by
Leon Alberti and De Prospectiva pingendi of c. 1474 by Piero della Francesca. The project set out to investigate Crivelli's application and
manipulation of contemporary theoretical principles of geometrical perspective, as well as analyse other elements of the pictorial composition, including its
light and scenographic effects.
A CAD computer model of the space represented in the painting was created to this effect.
[More information and images will be provided in due course.]
Project dates: 1998(?)
Resource status: ?
Contributors: Vaughan Hart and Joe Robson, Centre for Advanced Studies in Architecture (CASA), School of Architecture, Bath University, UK.
Sources and further details:
Hart, V. and Robson, J. (1999), 'Carlo Crivelli's Annunciation (1486): A Computer Investigation into Renaissance Painted Perspective', Computers and the History of Art,
8.2, pp. 55-70.
Record compiled by Anna Bentkowska-Kafel. Last updated: 11 September 2006.
© CASA and 3DVisA, 2006.
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