Fra Angelico was born the same year that Chaucer died: 1400. Although he only lived fifty years, he produced an incredible body of artistic work.
Earlier this week, the Church celebrated his Feast Day, and the following is from the daily "Saint of the Day" e-mail from AmericanCatholic.org that I received on Tuesday:
18, 2014 |
Blessed John of Fiesole
The last painting here was the only wallpaper I ever used on my first laptop computer. The colors, especially of the first three paintings, are still so vivid, and his figures are pre-Renaissance in their three-dimensionality versus the usual flat, two-dimensional work of the medieval period.
So I hope that you will enjoy the work of this amazing medieval artist as much as I have and continue to do!