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January 21, 2012

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am

Thank you for this today, Keara. When I visited the National Gallery in 1982, I likely saw this painting. Because of the color and exquisite detail, the paintings from this period were the most memorable paintings I saw in the National Gallery.

What I love most in this painting are the wings of the angels, seen in the ultimate close-up.

Interesting to see that the painting comes from an altarpiece of a Camaldolese monastery in Florence.

There is a wonderful Camaldolese monastery to visit if you or any of your blog readers ever go to the coast of Central California. I visited there in 2008 and was delighted to find that one of the monks was a painter:

http://www.hermitagebigsur.com/fruitcake.asp?ProductCategoryID=7

My favorite painting of his is called "Big Sur Spring." You can see it if you scroll down the page.

Keara

AM, thank you so much for this wonderful comment. (And forgive me, please, if you can, for the long delay in my reply.) How good to know that there are still Camaldolese monateries - and even on our own shores. And Camaldolese painters too!

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