Thoughtfully, Holy Mary walks through Polish fields.
Suddenly a golden robed angel with wings like a hawk descends on her,
 announces she will have a Son, and disappears behind the mountains.

  Jerzy Harasymowicz, Lesna Madonna


The viewer's eye is pulled to the upper right hand corner of this painting, where the hovering archangel creates circles of golden light as it makes eye contact with the young Madonna. Her uplifted face is a study of determined acceptance.

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