LIPPI, Fra Filippo
(b. 1406, Firenze, d. 1469, Spoleto)

Annunciation (detail)

c. 1443
Alte Pinakothek, Munich

In this painting Lippi gave the Virgin a slight elongated figure whose contours are concealed beneath the folds of her blue cloak. Having just risen from her seat, she stands passively with her head bowed before Gabriel, in humble acceptance of his message.