Details: This poster is of Annunciation, by Jan van Eyck. The picture depicts the Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she will bear the son of God. The inscription shows his words: AVE GRÃ. PLENA or Hail, full of grace. She modestly draws back and responds, ECCE ANCILLA DÑI. or Behold the handmaiden of the Lord . Her words are painted upside down for God above to see. The Seven gifts of the Holy Spirit descend to her on seven rays of light from the upper window to the left, with the dove symbolising the Holy Spirit following the same path.
Jan van Eyck or Johannes de Eyck (before c. 1395 - before July 9, 1441) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges and considered one of the best Northern European painters of the 15th century. There is a common misconception, which dates back to the sixteenth-century Vite of the Tuscan artist and biographer Giorgio Vasari, that Jan van Eyck invented oil painting. It is however true that he achieved, or perfected, new and remarkable effects using this technique. Thus, due to his early mastery of the technique, he has often been referred to as the father of oil painting.
This poster is usually printed with a thin white edge border.