According to the architectural design this picturesque panel exactly coincides with the famous fresco Annunciation, painted by Fra Angelico in the late 1430’s. for the monastery of San Marco in Florence. The angel in a bright dress humbly bowed his head, greeting the Virgin, whose blue robe symbolizes the heavenly role that fell to her lot.
The sense of harmony is created from the symmetrically crossed arms of the Virgin and the Archangel Gabriel, despite the separating angels and the Virgins columns. On the left side of the canvas, another angel watches the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden after their fall, the incarnation of God in Christ called to atone for this sin. The theme of Mary as the second Eve, who finds what she lost first, was very common in medieval painting. The sign of spring and new life is the swallow. ANNUNCIATION.
Usually, Mary is portrayed as sitting or kneeling, usually with a lily – a symbol of purity, immersed in her thoughts or reading a sacred book, the Old Testament, with the prophecy: “All the virgin shall conceive and bear the Son.” Sometimes one can see God’s right hand sending a ray of light, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.