Blessed Fra Angelico

I hadn’t realized that the great artist Fra Angelico (aka Giovanni di Fiesole) was beatified in 1982 and so is known now as Blessed Fra Angelico. This video of his fresco, The Annunciation, in the Convent of San Marco in Florence brings back memories of my own 2010 visit to Tuscany and to this historically important 15th century convent (where Girolamo Savonarola also lived). Fra Angelico died on this date (February 18) in 1455.  Ironically, this is also the anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti who died over a century later in 1564.

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