Thursday, August 5, 2010

Friday's Featured Artist

The Catholic tradition of beauty in art is ages old. This image of a painting by Fra Angelico from the fifteenth century is such an example. Not only is the subject of the Annunciation a profound and glorious one, but the execution of the work depicts the quiet splendor of that moment. As the Angel Gabriel brings the message of the Incarnation of our Lord to Mary and she lovingly accepts, Fra Angelico implements soft yet glowing colors and shading in such a way as to bring the veiwer into the moment. Thus the purpose of Catholic art...the raising of our hearts and minds to God.

Fra Angelico: The Annunciation

Here at Catholic Etsy Artists Guild, the artists and crafters attempt and succeed in that purpose by the grace of God. Some of us create Catholic themed works of art while others create items of beauty from nature. Each Friday, starting on August 13th, a member of the Guild will be featured along with their chosen art form. In this way, we will be able to see a reflection of the beauty of God through the talent He has instilled in various Catholic artists here at the Guild.


  1. Beautiful post! I love this work as it always reminds me of Our Lady saying not only yes to God about being Jesus' Mother, but about being our Mother, too.
    How blessed we are!!!!!!!!!

  2. Fra Angelico is my favorite artist...I have this framed picture over my bed. This picture is such an eyecatcher...anyone will want to read the post. Your words are beautifully written and I look forward to more of your postings!!