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Annunciation is one of the most famous subjects in the history of arts.
Depictions of the Annunciation go back to early Christianity. The oldest known fresco of the Annunciation is dating to the 4th century.
Illustration depicts figures of virgin Mary and archangel Gabriel via the announcement that Mary would conceive a child to be born the Son of God.
I took that traditional description and gave it modern packaging. Saint Mary wearing elegant dress holds white lily flower branch (symbol of her virginity). Angel Gabriel stands behind her and whispers news which will change the world radically. His appearance is inspired with the Polish Hussars between the 16th and 18th centuries. I didn’t use armour of hussars for no association with archangel Michael.
She hides her surprise and fear for modestly downcast lashes tranquility — she’s still just a young maiden. He is considerate and calm, telling such intimate information.
The whole scene takes place under an olive tree as the symbol of reconciliation of God and creation.