Friday, February 18, 2005

Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico was known in his lifetime (the 1400s) not only as a gifted artist, particualrly in frescoes, but venerated as "Blessed" during his lifetime. Despite this, F..A. was not officially recognized as a saint until 1984, when John Paul II skipped the usual beautification process to declare him a saint and the patron of artists.

There's a moral to this story - possibly more than one.

Words Written: four hundred and six
Lessons Graded: twenty-one

1 comment:

Don said...

I visited the Convent of San Marco in September -- in Florence. His paintings in some of the monk cells, and particularly his "Annunciation" where the angel informs Mary, were stunningly haunting and beautiful.