The Annunciation of Our Lady
The Annunciation of Our Lady by Italian Painter Carlo Maratta (1625 – 1713); known for classicizing his paintings in a Late Baroque classical style..
This is another beautiful interpretation of The Annunciation, which interprets the Biblical event when the Archangel Gabriel reveals himself to Mary as she is reading from the book of scripture; to tell her that she will have a Virgin Birth and that the she will name the child Jesus; for he is the long awaited Mesiah and the Son of GOD.
As the Light of GOD illuminates the room she stops reading the scriptures and beholds the angel Gabriel, who is carrying a long stem white flower in his left hand as he announces to her the word of GOD.
The room that Mary is in changes in part from the physical reality, into the spiritual realm; and at the top we see GOD looking down upon her and a White Dove that represents the Holy Spirit flying above.
To the top left of the painting at the top is another Archangle with a baby angel beside her resting on a floating cloud; and on the right side of the painting three more baby angels among fluffy clouds
Below Gabriel there is a large fluffy cloud that he is partially standing on, that has one baby angel on top and two other baby angels that are embedded in it at the bottom front of the cloud.
Then we can see the decorative marbled floor, the olive colored drapes and wall behind Mary, and the table that is covered with golden cloth that Mary is sitting by; where she was reading from the Biblical text.
This is a remastered digital art old masters reproduction of a public domain image that is available as a rolled canvas print online.