A search on Google Images did not reveal any background on this striking modern depiction of the Annunciation to Mary, although it appears on many Pinterest boards, blogs and Church websites. If you know anything about the artist, whose signature can be found in the lower right corner, please share it in the comments.
Shortly after completing this painting, artist Baccio della Porta entered the Dominicans (henceforth being known as "Brother Bartolomeo"). Although he gave up painting for a while, his religious superiors commanded him to resume his artwork, saying that it would benefit the Order. He and the great Raphael knew and influenced each other's work.
We rightly admire Muslim neighbors and co-workers who put everything on hold five times a day in answer to the "call to prayer." But Christians have a call to prayer, too! It is the Angelus. Morning, noon and evening we are invited to pause and reaffirm our faith in the Incarnation: The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (Jn. 1:14), because "God so loved the world that he sent his only Son" (Jn. 3:16).