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The 35 Artworks of Fra Angelico and of media Oil and ...

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Fra Angelico - Madonna with Angels and the Saints Dominic and CatherineMadonna with Angels and the Saints Dominic and CatherineFra Angelico

This small high quality panel shows the Virgin in glory between two groups of praying angels. She is worshipped by Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine of Alexandria, who appear on a smaller scale at the sides of the throne. The former, wearing the Dominican habit, holds a lily in one hand, and in the ...

Fra Angelico - San Marco AltarpieceSan Marco AltarpieceFra Angelico

The San Marco Altarpiece (also known as Madonna and Saints) is a painting by the Italian early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico, housed in the San Marco Museum of Florence, Italy. It was commissioned by Cosimo de' Medici the Elder, and was completed sometime between 1438 and 1443. In addition to the...

Fra Angelico - The Naming of JohnThe Naming of JohnFra Angelico

There are four panels in various collections which belonged originally to the predella of an unidentified altarpiece. The panels illustrate stories from the legends of the Virgin Mary, the apostle St James the Great, St John the Baptist, and Sts Francis and Dominic. The scenes are the following: The...

Fra Angelico - Madonna Surrounded by AngelsMadonna Surrounded by AngelsFra Angelico

Here Angelico shows an increasing command of space and an equal interest in its depiction. He has added a carefully rendered, elegant throne raised over three steps, which fills the greater part of the panel and produces a bold spatial statement. Its top takes the form of a hexagonal cupola, but thi...

Fra Angelico - Christ on the Cross Adored by St. DominicChrist on the Cross Adored by St. DominicFra Angelico

Saint Dominic Adoring the Crucifixion (1441-42) is a Fresco by the an Early Italian Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. The fresco (340 x 206 cm) is situated in the Northern corridor, to left of the staircase accessing the upper floor. According to the tradition (non-documented), the face of the saint...

Fra Angelico - Madonna and Child with AngelsMadonna and Child with AngelsFra Angelico

Fra Angelico's earliest paintings are generally dated in the early 1420s. However, it seems likely that several were executed before the 1420s, for they interpret themes associated with Lorenzo Monaco in a style and sensibility closely related to that of the master. They may be attributed to Angelic...

Fra Angelico - Madonna della StellaMadonna della StellaFra Angelico

The Madonna of the Star portrays the Virgin holding the Child on an incised, golden radiance as she embraces him tenderly. The image of the standing Virgin and Child emerged from a rich biblical and visual tradition exemplified in a marble statue by Nino Pisano in the Santa Maria Novella.

Fra Angelico - Certosa del Galluzzo TriptychCertosa del Galluzzo TriptychFra Angelico

The altarpiece Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, John the Baptist, Francis and Onophrius is known as the Compagnia di San Francesco Altarpiece. Fra Angelico's renown extended beyond the congregations of his Order. In accord with the mission of Saint Dominic to evangelize, the friar expressed the...