Annunciationby John Collier
By far the most popular of John Collier’s images, this Annunciation captures the imagination of a surprising number of people crossing national and continental barriers. It has been picked up and shown as an example of contemporary relevance around the Internet on blogs and sites where his interesting and provocative contemporary imagery is linked with Fra Angelico and Caravaggio. This Annunciation is set in suburbia, but the symbolism is quite traditional. Mary is reading from Isaiah about the Virgin who conceives and bears a son. The lily represents her purity, and she is welcoming St. Gabriel. Archival inks on PhotoRag 308 g/m2 100% cotton acid free paper. Image size: c. 18 inches by 18 inches, signed by the artist. $400 plus tax and shipping.