Annunciation

  • Raphael Soyer, Annunciation, 1980, oil on linen, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation, 1986.6.98

Exhibition Label
Raphael Soyer once said, “If art is to survive it must describe and express people, their lives and times. It must communicate.” Throughout his life, Soyer explored the inner individual. Annunciation is a quiet painting of two young women caught in a moment of introspection. The biblical title, which refers to the moment when an angel tells the Virgin Mary that she will bear the Messiah, is a clue to an implied meaning about regeneration and the mystery of life.


Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection, 2014
Title
Annunciation
Artist
Date
1980
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
56 1/8 x 50 1/8 in. (142.5 x 127.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Sara Roby Foundation

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on linen
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group – female
  • Recreation – leisure – grooming
  • Architecture Interior – domestic – bathroom
Object Number
1986.6.98
Palette
Linked Open Data
Linked Open Data URI

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