Saturday, May 20, 2017

The Annunciation


The Annunciation
Fra Angelico 1387 – 1455
fresco (230 × 321 cm) — 1438-45

Luke 1:28 - And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.



This is a fresco in a corridor of the San Marco convent in Florence. Mary and the angel greet each other devoutly. In the background Fra Angelico painted typical Tuscan cypresses.

The purpose of the black lines between the arcs of the loggia is unclear. They do show that Angelico had good control of linear perspective.

Fra Angelico spent most of his life in the San Marco convent. He and his assistants decorate
>>>> Annunciation

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