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Luca Giordano 1634–1705, The Annunciation, 1672
This silk scarf features a stunning work by Luca Giordano. Featuring the annunication, the work is a beautiful image to be used on a scarf and the colours blend beautifully when worn. Giordano was one of the leading painters in Naples in the late 17th century and one of the most sought-after Italian artists of his day. Working in a variety of styles, he often imitated the Renaissance masters. This altarpiece was painted after Giordano took a trip to Venice, and pays direct homage to the work of Titian.
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Luca Giordano (18th October 1634 - 12th January 1705) was an Italian late Baroque painter and printmaker in etching. Fluent and decorative, he worked successfully in Naples and Rome, Florence and Venice, before spending a decade in Spain. In 1682–1683 Giordano painted various fresco series in Florence, including one in the dome of the Corsini Chapel of the Chiesa del Carmine. In the large block occupied by the former Medici palace, he also painted the ceiling of the Biblioteca Riccardiana and the long gallery of the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi.
Macclesfield was once the centre of the English silk weaving industry and the world's biggest producer of finished silk. The area has been printing silk for over 300 years and at one point had over seventy mills operating in the town. The town is close to a water supply that passes through limestone, and when used in washing and dyeing it gives silk a uniquely attractive lustre.
Our silk scarves are printed at a mill that has been producing printed fabric on the same site for the past fifty years and the process uses water sourced from its own reservoir.
Located in New York City, and colloquially known as 'the Met', the museum was founded in 1870 for the purposes of opening a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It is the largest art museum in the United States and, with over 7 million visitors in 2016, was the second most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind.
The permanent collection contains over two million works which is divided among seventeen curatorial departments. This consists of works of art from classical antiquity and ancient Egypt, paintings and sculptures from nearly all the European masters, and an extensive collection of American and modern art. The Met maintains extensive holdings of African, Asian, Oceanian, Byzantine, Indian, and Islamic art. It is also home to encyclopedic collections of musical instruments, costumes and accessories, as well as antique weapons and armor from around the world. There are also several notable interiors installed in the galleries, ranging from first-century Rome through to modern American design.
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