|Deposition from the Cross by Fra Angelico|
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While the art of the Pre-Raphaelites remains my favorite period of art, I cannot narrow down all of their talent to a single "favorite artist." And considering that my Master of Arts in English from Catholic University of San Diego was in Medieval Literature (with many courses taught by an amazing nun with a Harvard Ph.D.), it's not surprising that my favorite artist would also be from the medieval period.
Fra Angelico was born approximately the same year in which Chaucer died: 1400. Although he only lived fifty-some years, he produced an incredible body of artistic work.
Today the Church celebrates his Feast Day, and the following is from the "Saint of the Day" e-mail from AmericanCatholic.org:
|Monday, February 18, 2019|
Blessed John of Fiesole
|The Resurrection of the Christ by Fra Angelico|
So I hope that you will enjoy the work of this amazing medieval artist as much as I have and continue to do!