ANGELICO Fra
Italian Early Renaissance Painter, ca.1387-1455 Italian painter, illuminator and Dominican friar. He rose from obscure beginnings as a journeyman illuminator to the renown of an artist whose last major commissions were monumental fresco cycles in St Peter's and the Vatican Palace, Rome. He reached maturity in the early 1430s, a watershed in the history of Florentine art. None of the masters who had broken new ground with naturalistic painting in the 1420s was still in Florence by the end of that decade. The way was open for a new generation of painters, and Fra Angelico was the dominant figure among several who became prominent at that time, including Paolo Uccello, Fra Filippo Lippi and Andrea del Castagno. By the early 1430s Fra Angelico was operating the largest and most prestigious workshop in Florence. His paintings offered alternatives to the traditional polyptych altarpiece type and projected the new naturalism of panel painting on to a monumental scale. In fresco projects of the 1440s and 1450s, both for S Marco in Florence and for S Peter's and the Vatican Palace in Rome, Fra Angelico softened the typically astringent and declamatory style of Tuscan mural decoration with the colouristic and luminescent nuances that characterize his panel paintings. His legacy passed directly to the second half of the 15th century through the work of his close follower Benozzo Gozzoli and indirectly through the production of Domenico Veneziano and Piero della Francesca. Fra Angelico was undoubtedly the leading master in Rome at mid-century, and had the survival rate of 15th-century Roman painting been greater, his significance for such later artists as Melozzo da Forli and Antoniazzo Romano might be clearer than it is.

 

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ANGELICO  Fra Christ the Judge oil painting   

Painting ID::  4808
ANGELICO Fra
Christ the Judge
1447 Fresco Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Prophets oil painting   

Painting ID::  4809
ANGELICO Fra
Prophets
1447 Fresco Chapel of San Brizio, Duomo, Orvieto

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra The Naming of St. John the Baptist oil painting   

Painting ID::  4810
ANGELICO Fra
The Naming of St. John the Baptist
1434-35 Tempera on panel, 26 x 24 cm Museo di San Marco, Florence

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Saint Anthony the Abbot Tempted by a Lump of Gold oil painting   

Painting ID::  4811
ANGELICO Fra
Saint Anthony the Abbot Tempted by a Lump of Gold
c. 1436 Tempera on panel, 19.7 x 28 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb oil painting   

Painting ID::  43859
ANGELICO Fra
Resurrection of Christ and Women at the Tomb
1440-41 Fresco, 189 x 164 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra View of the Convent of San Marco oil painting   

Painting ID::  52089
ANGELICO Fra
View of the Convent of San Marco
1436 Convento di San Marco

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Salvaged oil painting   

Painting ID::  52215
ANGELICO Fra
Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Salvaged
1438-40 Tempera on wood, 38 x 45 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Condamned oil painting   

Painting ID::  52216
ANGELICO Fra
Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Condamned
1438-40 Tempera on wood, 37 x 46 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Crucifixed and Stoned oil painting   

Painting ID::  52217
ANGELICO Fra
Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Crucifixed and Stoned
1438-40 Tempera on wood, 38 x 46 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Beheading of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian oil painting   

Painting ID::  52218
ANGELICO Fra
Beheading of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
1438-40 Tempera on wood, 36 x 46 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra Sepulchring of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian oil painting   

Painting ID::  52229
ANGELICO Fra
Sepulchring of Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
1438-40 Tempera on wood, 37 x 45 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra The Healing of Justinian by Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian oil painting   

Painting ID::  52230
ANGELICO Fra
The Healing of Justinian by Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
1438-40 Tempera on wood, 37 x 45 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra St Lawrence Receives the Treasures of the Church oil painting   

Painting ID::  52240
ANGELICO Fra
St Lawrence Receives the Treasures of the Church
1447-50 Fresco, 271 x 205 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra The Stoning of St Stephen oil painting   

Painting ID::  52251
ANGELICO Fra
The Stoning of St Stephen
1447-49

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra St Lawrence on Trial oil painting   

Painting ID::  52325
ANGELICO Fra
St Lawrence on Trial
1447-49 Fresco, 271 x 473 cm

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra The Attempted martyrdom of ss cosmas and damian oil painting   

Painting ID::  52775
ANGELICO Fra
The Attempted martyrdom of ss cosmas and damian
mk223 Oil on canvas

   
   
     

 

 

ANGELICO  Fra The Arrest of St Stephen oil painting   

Painting ID::  63543
ANGELICO Fra
The Arrest of St Stephen
1447-49 Fresco Cappella Niccolina, Palazzi Pontifici, VaticanArtist:ANGELICO, Fra Title: The Arrest of St Stephen Painted in 1401-1450 , Italian - - painting : religious

   
   
     

 

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ANGELICO Fra
Italian Early Renaissance Painter, ca.1387-1455 Italian painter, illuminator and Dominican friar. He rose from obscure beginnings as a journeyman illuminator to the renown of an artist whose last major commissions were monumental fresco cycles in St Peter's and the Vatican Palace, Rome. He reached maturity in the early 1430s, a watershed in the history of Florentine art. None of the masters who had broken new ground with naturalistic painting in the 1420s was still in Florence by the end of that decade. The way was open for a new generation of painters, and Fra Angelico was the dominant figure among several who became prominent at that time, including Paolo Uccello, Fra Filippo Lippi and Andrea del Castagno. By the early 1430s Fra Angelico was operating the largest and most prestigious workshop in Florence. His paintings offered alternatives to the traditional polyptych altarpiece type and projected the new naturalism of panel painting on to a monumental scale. In fresco projects of the 1440s and 1450s, both for S Marco in Florence and for S Peter's and the Vatican Palace in Rome, Fra Angelico softened the typically astringent and declamatory style of Tuscan mural decoration with the colouristic and luminescent nuances that characterize his panel paintings. His legacy passed directly to the second half of the 15th century through the work of his close follower Benozzo Gozzoli and indirectly through the production of Domenico Veneziano and Piero della Francesca. Fra Angelico was undoubtedly the leading master in Rome at mid-century, and had the survival rate of 15th-century Roman painting been greater, his significance for such later artists as Melozzo da Forli and Antoniazzo Romano might be clearer than it is.