Thursday, December 24, 2009
Fra Angelico's The Annunciation
There is something alluring about this Fra Angelico painting in our Detroit Institute of Arts. It was not taken with a flash. It's called the Annunciation, when the angel arrives to tell Mary the incredible news that she will bear the most Holy Child. Although it was painted by this gifted Italian monk over 500 years ago, it still retains its brilliant colors as it seems to radiate warmth on this Christmas Eve.