El Greco Annunciation photo print. Oil painting on canvas from 1598. El Greco devoted much of his career to religious themes, his Annunciation is one of the most arresting and dramatic. The angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen by God amongst women as a band of angels overhead plays flute, cello, harp and harpsichord. A pure white dove surrounded by yellow light burst through the clouds in the center of the painting providing the visual focal point of the scene. The silky use of green, red, blue and black provides the painting with a lovely dreamlike quality. A great gift for fans of El Greco, the Virgin Mary, angels, and catholic art.