Fra Angelico: A Collection of 185 Paintings (HD) [Early Renaissance]

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In Search of Fra Angelico: The Artist as a Young Man

Laurence Kanter Friday, February 2, 2018, 1:30 pm Over the past two decades, discoveries made in museums around the world have led to a new understanding of the early career of one of the towering masters of the Italian Renaissance, the artist known today as Fra Angelico. Now, conservation work at the Yale University Art Gallery has uncovered what may be Angelico’s first documented painting—long thought to have been lost—and opens new perspectives on the key role he played in the opening years of the 15th century in the formation of a modern style of naturalistic representation. Laurence Kanter, Chief Curator and the Lionel Goldfrank III Curator of European Art, addresses the early work of Fra Angelico. Generously sponsored by the John Walsh Lecture and Education Fund.

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Fra Angelico, The Annunciation

Fra Angelico, The Annunciation, c. 1438-47, fresco, 230 x 321 cm (Convent of San Marco, Florence). Speakers: Dr Beth Harris and Dr. Steven Zucker. Created by Beth Harris and Steven Zucker.

Fra Angelico & Art

Beauty in art is divine. Fr Angelico, now a blessed, displayed great beauty in his art. Fr speaks on 3 pieces of Fr Angelico's to meditate on. For more please visit https://youtu.be/pkuzXN5lqg4 & remember to say 3 Hail Marys for the priest

Fra Angelico (1395-1455) - A collection of paintings & drawings 2K Ultra HD Silent Slideshow

Fra Angelico (1395-1455) - A collection of paintings and drawings 2K HD 15th Century An Italian painter of the Early Renaissance, described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent" He was known to contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John of Fiesole) and Fra Giovanni Angelico (Angelic Brother John). In modern Italian he is called Beato Angelico (Blessed Angelic One); the common English name Fra Angelico means the "Angelic friar". In 1982, Pope John Paul II proclaimed his beatification in recognition of the holiness of his life, thereby making the title of "Blessed" official. Fiesole is sometimes misinterpreted as being part of his formal name, but it was merely the name of the town where he took his vows as a Dominican friar, and was used by contemporaries to separate him from others who were also known as Fra Giovanni. He is listed in the Roman Martyrology as Beatus Ioannes Faesulanus, cognomento Angelicus—"Blessed Giovanni of Fiesole, surnamed 'the Angelic' ". Vasari wrote of Fra Angelico that "it is impossible to bestow too much praise on this holy father, who was so humble and modest in all that he did and said and whose pictures were painted with such facility and piety." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Angelico

Fra Angelico: A Collection of 185 Paintings (HD) [Early Renaissance]

Fra Angelico

Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Guido di Pietro)
- Born: c.1395
- Died: 18 February 1455
- Active Years: 1410 - 1452
- Nationality: Italian
- Art Movement: Early Renaissance
- Painting School: Florentine School
- Genre: religious painting
- Field: painting, fresco
- Influenced by: Sienese School
- Pupils: Benozzo Gozzoli
Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Angelico
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The Renaissance was a period of great creative and intellectual activity, during which artists broke away from the restrictions of Byzantine Art. Throughout the 15th century, artists studied the natural world in order to perfect their understanding of such subjects as anatomy and perspective.

Among the many great artists of this period were Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Paolo Uccello and Piero della Francesca. During this period there was a related advancement of Gothic Art centered in Germany and the Netherlands, known as the Northern Renaissance.

The Early Renaissance was succeeded by the mature High Renaissance period, which began circa 1500.
The end of the Early Renaissance in Italian art is marked, like its beginning, by a particular commission that drew artists together, this time in cooperation rather than competition. Pope Sixtus IV had rebuilt the Papal Chapel, named the Sistine Chapel in his honour, and commissioned a group of artists, Sandro Botticelli, Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Cosimo Rosselli to decorate its wall with fresco cycles depicting the Life of Christ and the Life of Moses. In the sixteen large paintings, the artists, although each working in his individual style, agreed on principals of format, and utilised the techniques of lighting, linear and atmospheric perspective, anatomy, foreshortening and characterisation that had been carried to a high point in the large Florentine studios of Ghiberti, Verrocchio, Ghirlandaio and Perugino.

There were a number of artists at this date who painted famed altarpieces, that are stylistically quite distinct from both the Italian and the Flemish. These include two enigmatic figures, Enguerrand Quarton to whom is ascribed the Pieta of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, and Jean Hey, otherwise known as "the Master of Moulins" after his most famous work, the Moulins Altarpiece. In these works realism and close observation of the human figure, emotions and lighting are combined with a Medieval formality, which includes gilt backgrounds.
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