The “Annunciation” (Rome, Musei Capitolini) is part of the corpus painted by Garofalo for the Monastery of San Bernardino in Ferrara and it was executed in 1528, as painted in the chimney. In the middle of the composition they stand two columns: their static nature is emphasized by the dove, the symbol of the Holy Spirit, and by the domestic environment. In opposition, with their dynamism, they stand the flying putti and the wispy clothes of the Archangel Gabriel. The three carnations clearly allude to Garofalo's nickname.
Copyrighted image: “Photographic Archive of Musei Capitolini”.