The Annunciation by Masolino da Panicale

Listen to the Story: 9 minutes


It’s Christmas and that means it’s time to look at another of the Gallery’s gorgeous Annunciation paintings. The elaborate inlay work decorating almost every square inch of this Renaissance room almost makes you miss the main event! Masolino has chosen to show the moment after Gabriel’s astounding news but before Mary’s response.

We’ll find out why the room is so tilted and the real reason behind Mary’s silence.