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Fra Giovanni Angelico’s ‘Lamentation’ to be Displayed with the Shroud

April 15, 2015 12 comments

imageThe Italian News Agency, Agenzia Nazionale Stampa Associata (ANSA) is reporting, in its English syndication feed that Beato Angelico’s ‘Lamentation’ is to be displayed with the Turin Shroud:

The recently restored Lamentation, depicting weeping mourners wrapping Christ’s body in the Shroud, has been loaned by the Museum of San Marco in Florence to enhance visitors’ experience in Turin.

The painting, which had been damaged by rain when a tornado hit Florence last September, will be displayed from Thursday through June 30.

A special mobile app through Google Play or Apple, offers viewers an audio guide narrated by Timothy Verdon, director of the Duomo museum in Florence, illuminates the panel which was painted between 1441 and 1442.

Experts suggest that Fra Angelico likely saw the Turin shroud before he painted the Lamentation panel, with the result an intense rendering of the moments after Christ’s crucifixion.

Click on the above image. I have provided a 3200 bit wide copy of a photograph of the painting.

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