Post #196 • January 21, 2004, 10:48 PM
People who know me know how busy I am, with the art and writing and teaching and web work and all. Today I was putting away the Fra Angelica book that I had shown to my Traditional Painting Methods class, and the excerpt on the back cover gave me pause:
He was kind to other people and moderate, lived chastely and far from the temptations of this world. he would often say that anyone practising the art of painting needed a quiet and untroubled life, and that the man who portrayed the works of Christ should live with Christ. In short, this monk cannot be praised highly enough, for he was humble and modest in every word and deed, and skillful and reverent in his paintings. The saints which he portrayed resembled true saints more closely than those done by any other artist.