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Fra Angelico Retablo


Patron Saint of Artists

Fra Angelico was not officially canonized until 1984 but was thought (even by his contemporaries) as blessed. He was a Dominican brother living and painting in the 15th century. His most well known works, the Marcos Chapel Frescos, were painted around 1440. He is considered to be early Renaissance. The best known fresco is the annunciation, in which Gabriel the Archangel has rainbow wings. The Christ in this retablo is a copy of Fra Angelico's "The Transfiguration" in cell 6, in the Marcos Chapel.

"Holy Fra Angelico, may my work be of such quality that it touches everyone who views it."

Handpainted with a prayer and/or information about the saint on the back.

Retablos are devotional images of Christian saints painted by santeros, or "saint makers." Retablos in New Mexico were created and popularized in the 1800s, and traditional practices are still used by artisans there today. The artist of this retablo, Lynn Garlick, has been creating retablos in New Mexico since 1993.

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 3"// Small - 3 1/2" x 7"