San Marco Church High Altar, Organ and Crucifix in Florence, Italy

Often times when I photograph historic buildings, I can sense its most significant features. Not so this time. In this photo, the organ and fresco were beautiful. However, what is famous is the small, gold crucifix at the bottom. It was created by Fra Angelico, also called Angelic Brother John, between 1425 and 1428 when he was only 30. Between 1436 and 1445, he painted wonderful frescos in the church and adjoining monastery before being called to the Vatican to paint several frescos in St. Peter’s. In 1984 he became the patron saint of Catholic artists.

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Piazza San Marco 1, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

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