This Annunciation transcription will be included in the exhibit Compassion: The Good Samaritan, opening at Adams ArtSpace, Harvard College, Cambridge this weekend. I hope that you will be able to join us at the opening on Friday, October 12!
The Annunciation is the moment when God comes to earth – when human and divine come together to become incarnate in Jesus, Savior of the world. The Incarnation, God’s greatest act of compassion, will end with the ultimate sacrifice of crucifixion, then resurrection, but that act has its beginning here, in the announcement to Mary of the coming of the Holy Spirit. My painting is a transcription of Gerard David’s Annunciation from 1510. The original is in the collection of the Stadisches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main in Germany.