The "Annunciation" (Milano, Pinacoteca di Brera), in which Garofalo's sign and date are still visible bottom right, it's the penultimate work of Garofalo, dated to 1549 or so. The compositional approach follows the canons of the previous works of the same subject, but, in this case, the critics found, as with other late works by Garofalo, an obvious reference to the style of Girolamo Carpi, especially in the fine figure of the Archangel Gabriele. The influence of Raphael, filtered through the academicism of Pupini (which Garofalo was in contact from 1537), is more mannerist and forced in the figure of the Virgin, apparently locked in the drapery of his garments. To the choice of classical architectural backgrounds, this time, Garofalo prefers a spectacular crown of putti and cherubs, from which springs the shining path of the dove of the Holy Spirit.
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