Annunciation is a painting produced between 1472 and 1475 by Italian artist Leonardo Da vinci.
Annunciation is Leonardo da Vinci first major work, perhaps with the help of his master Andrea del Verrocchio’s workshop, he executed a large painting by his own hand.
The composition follows with the angel on the left (The Archangel Gabriel), the Virgin on the right (Mary), and a lectern in between them. Leonardo maintains a respectable distance between Mary and the Angel, sitting at a reading desk. The Angel explains that she was destined to be the mother of the Son of God named Jesus. The Angel, Archangel Gabriel was kneeling in the garden of the Virgin. The Angel, holding a Madonna Lilly in her left hand is kneeling and her right hand was raised in greeting. Here, Madonna Lily represents a symbol of Mary’s purity. Mary, The Virgin was surprised while reading on the sitting desk raises her hand towards the Angel in a gesture of astonishment.
The work can be viewed at Uffizi, Florence, Italy
Artist: Leonardo da Vinci
Location: Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Medium: Oil and tempera on panel