Palestrina and Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico (Italian, 1450 – 1455), Annunciatory Angel, Gold leaf and tempera on wood panel, Detroit Institute of Arts

“The Annunciation represents the biblical story in which Archangel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus. These two panels were once part of a large altarpiece, placed to the left and right above a central painting and held within an elaborate frame. Fra Angelico represented the moment just after the angel’s announcement, as indicated by the gesture of the Virgin, whose bowed head shows that she has submitted to the will of God. The Annunciation was a common theme in fifteenth-century altarpieces; Italian artists analyzed and depicted every aspect of this miraculous event.”

Detroit Institute of Arts
G. P. da Palestrina (1525-1594), Missa Repleatur os meum.Kyrie, Claudio Cavina y Robin Tyson, contratenores, Fabio Fùrnari y Giuseppe Maletto, tenores, Marco Scavazza, barítono, Marcello Vargetto, bajo, Delitiae Musicae, Marco Longhini, Imágenes. Fra Angelico (1395-1455)

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. jonicaggiano says:

    So very beautiful. Thank you for the history. God is Great and I try to never forget every blessing that he gives, which is almost impossible because there are so many. Big hugs 🤗

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    1. My pleasure, Joni. I appreciate your kind comment. God in Great, indeed! 🙂🙏

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  2. gaiainaction says:

    Palestrina, one of my many favourite composers of early music, so beautiful! And the painting is exquisite. Thank you for sharing ❤️

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    1. My pleasure, gaiainaction! I am just now discovering Palestrina – more to come. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. 🙂

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      1. gaiainaction says:

        You are very welcome!

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  3. sienablue says:

    A sublime pairing of painting and music, it was like a visit to a cathedral. Thanks!

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    1. My pleasure, sienablue! I am so pleased you enjoyed this. 🙂

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