The Archangel Gabriel tells the Virgin Mary that she is to give birth to the Son of God.
Calmness, order and simplicity are the outstanding features of this painting. Mary bows her head as she humbly accepts Gabriel's message. The painting style, with its bold slashing strokes, combined with the strong colors, makes it one of the most exceptional of the panels. It includes a sense of perception because of its three dimensional characteristics. The face of Gabriel is gentle and soft, with squinted eyes and closed lips. Mary, however, seems more intense because of the lowely-tilted position of her head. Both of the emotions portrayed show the realistic intentions of the artist. Gabriel's hands extend toward Mary, while hers rest humbly at her side. Overall, in the scene they share a great sensibility and affection, both having small, gentle, hands, positioned in a curious, sweet, tender manner.
The background is a bright blue, which provides a clearer view of Gabrielle and Mary and the seriousness of the scenario. The border is a yellow pattern with