Annunciation, Fra Angelico

Annunciation, Fra Angelico
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  • Posted by Fra Angelico
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: Around 1435-1445

Overview of the painting :

Annunciation – Fra Angelico. Around 1435-1445
   In architectural design, this is a picturesque panel (approx. 1435-1445) exactly coincides with the famous Freight Annunciation, painted by Fra Angelico in the late 1430s. for the monastery of San Marco in Florence. An angel in a bright outfit humbly bowed his head, welcoming the Virgin, whose blue robe symbolizes the heavenly role that fell on her lot. The feeling of harmony is created from the symmetrically crossed hands of the Virgin and the archangel Gabriel, despite the columns separating the angel and the Virgin. On the left on the canvas, another angel watches the expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden after their fall – the incarnation of God in Christ is called upon to atone for this sin. The theme of Maria as the second Eve, gaining what the first lost, was very common in medieval painting. The news of spring and new life is a swallow.

   WELF-GOVERNMENTAL. Usually, Mary is portrayed as sitting or kneeling, as a rule, with lily – a symbol of purity, immersed in his thoughts or reading the sacred book, the Old Testament, with prophecy: “All the Virgin in the womb will receive and give birth to the Son.”. Sometimes you can see God’s right hand sending a ray of light, and the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.