Archangel Gabriel details in the Annunciation that Fra Angelico painted. The picture expresses the feeling of veneration to the Virgin and its lighting indicates he is a messenger of God.

"Annunciatory Angel" (detail) Circa -- Fra Angelico -- Gold leaf and tempera on wood panel -- Photo courtesy of The Detroit Institute for the Arts.

The Annunciation - Fra Angelico - 1440  http://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoid=174036313

Fra Angelico worked at the beginning of the Renaissance, and used perspective in his painting. This Annunciation, is in a cell at the Convent San Marco. The frescoes were painted as a devotional aid.

The Death and the Assumption of the Virgin, about 1432, Fra Angelico, Tempera and gold on wood, 61.8 x 38.5 cm

The Death and the Assumption of the Virgin about 1432 Fra Angelico, Italian, about – 1455 Tempera and gold on wood, x cm Genre: European Art, Paintings Location: Early Italian Room Accession Number:

'Fra Angelico: who contemplated on this fresco for many years in this cell in San Marco, Florence.  http://www.friendsofart.net/en/art/fra-angelico/view-of-a-cell  ‘In The Annunciation, the interior reproduces that of the cell in which it is located.' http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Angelico

Fra Angelico - View of Cell 3 - Convento di San Marco, Florence

Fra Angelico's "Annunciation" at San Marco in Florence. I saw it in person & no photos do it justice.

Fra Angelico, Annunciation, tempera et or sur bois,

Fra Angelico's Annunciation. Notice how his use of color brings out the details of the story: Adam and Eve in darkness and sin being banished from the Garden of Eden, Mary in her traditional blue, and the Angel Gabriel accented in heavenly gold. (Image credit: Web Gallery of Art)

The Annunciation of Cortona, Main panel of a retable altarpiece. Tempera on panel. For the Church of Gesù, Cortona; now at the Museo Diocesano, Cortona.

Fra Angelico ~ The Last Judgement (detail), c.1425-30

The Last Judgement (Left Side) by Fra Angelico. I totally hate the opposite side to this painting. Praise God for His salvation.

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