The Annunciation (c. 1495). Rueland Frueauf the Elder (Austrian, 1440/45-1507). Tempera on pine panel. Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest.
The golden period of Salzburg painting in the last years of the 15th C. was dominated by the Elder and the Younger Rueland Frueauf.
The focus is on the figures, the angel floating above in the image field, and the Virgin, listening humbly to the tidings of the divine messenger, her face lit up by a glad smile, bending gently towards her visitor. The two figures fill almost the whole space with hardly any help coming from the decorative elements, the background, and the praying-desk.