Celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation with this incredible altarpiece. Having just entered the room, the angel Gabriel is about to tell the Virgin Mary that she will be the mother of Jesus.
Featured Artwork of the Day: Workshop of Robert Campin (Netherlandish, ca. 1375–1444) | Annunciation Triptych (Merode Altarpiece) | ca. 1427–32 http://met.org/1U6RQ6x
The Cimabues are teamed with four other small works, all from local museums. But there is plenty to look at, not the least because each involves multiple images. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has lent a triptych by a Florentine contemporary of Cimabue, known only as the Magdalen Master, and a diptych by Pacino di Bonaguida, a younger follower, also represented by four images on vellum from the Morgan Library and Museum.