Painting of the Spanish painter Juan de Flandes “The Appearance of Christ of Mary” is part of the altar, which, in turn, is a copy from the original of the Dutch artist Rogir van der Weyden. Flandes performed the work commissioned by Queen Isabella of Castile. Van der Weyden was a pupil of Robert Kampen and inherited from him a love for rich color and the ability to create complex spatial compositions. Here, in the distant future, evangelical events unfold.
In the foreground is depicted how Christ is the Mother of God, they stretch out their arms to each other, on Mary’s face – sadness from the experience of suffering at the sight of the crucifixion of the Son, as well as humility and joy. In the distance, a miraculous event preceding this meeting is depicted – the scene of Christ’s Resurrection. Thus, the author presented a retrospective of the plot. The open architectural space in which the main action of the painting takes place is reminiscent of the new church of Christ, and the framing arch is adorned with sculptural groups on the themes from the New Testament.