Restoration of The Annunciation by Fra Angelico
In partnership with Friends of Florence, we are matching funds to provide 150,000 euros for the complete restoration of the Prado's masterpiece: The Annunciation by Fra Angelico, altarpiece from the 1420s. The Restoration Workshop of the Prado, one of the finest art restoration facilities in the world and a leader of conservation of wooden supports, is actively carrying out this project.
The masterly technique of Fra Angelico and original impact of the visual story will be brought back to the viewer through a deep cleaning and recuperation of the artist's pictoral language. To guarantee the preservation of the piece, the weight of the upper section will be redistributed to protect the center predella which beautifully reflect scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary.