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Fra Angelico

Author: John T Spike; Angelico, fra
Publisher: New York : Abbeville Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Called "Angelico" for his inimitable depictions of paradise, this artist (1400?-1455) and Dominican friar succeeded Masaccio as the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Italy. Fra Angelico's painting has been beloved for centuries since as an emblem of the flowering genius of quattrocento Florence. In his engaging new appraisal, John Spike reveals the unexpectedly innovative qualities of Angelico's art,
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Spike, John T.
Fra Angelico.
New York : Abbeville Press, c1996
(OCoLC)649324898
Named Person: Angelico, fra; Angelico, fra; Fra Angelico; Angelico, fra
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John T Spike; Angelico, fra
ISBN: 0789203227 9780789203229
OCLC Number: 35990404
Description: 280 p. : col. ill. ; 34 cm.
Contents: Life and works --
Plates --
The San Domenico Altarpiece --
The San Pietro Martire Altarpiece --
The Annunciation and the Adoration of the Magi --
Madonna della stella --
Last Judgment --
Santa Trinita Altarpiece --
Linaiuoli Tabernacle --
Coronation of the Virgin Altarpiece from San Domenico, Fiesole --
The San Marco Altarpiece --
Frescoes for the Convent of San Marco, Florence: Crucifixion with attendant saints; Annunciation; Madonna and child enthroned with eight saints (Madonna delle ombre); The Priests' cells; The Prior's double cell; Cosimo de' Medici's Double cell --
The Perugia Altarpiece --
Frescoes in the Chapel of San Brizio, Orvieto; Sixteen prophets; Christ seated in judgment --
Chapel of Nicholas --
Silver tresaury of Santissima Annunziata.
Responsibility: John T. Spike.
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Called "Angelico" for his inimitable depictions of paradise, this artist (1400?-1455) and Dominican friar succeeded Masaccio as the foremost painter of the early Renaissance in Italy. Fra Angelico's painting has been beloved for centuries since as an emblem of the flowering genius of quattrocento Florence. In his engaging new appraisal, John Spike reveals the unexpectedly innovative qualities of Angelico's art, including his use of linear and geometric perspective (even.

before the publication of Leon Battista Alberti's famous treatise). Another of Angelico's inventions was the Renaissance altar-piece known as the sacra conversazione (sacred conversation), in which the Virgin and Child and saints, formerly each rigidly enclosed in separate panels, now gesture and relate to each other within a clearly unified space. In this volume Spike presents a major discovery: the secret program of the forty frescoes in the cells of the Dominican.

monastery of San Marco in Florence. All previous studies of this artist had concluded that the subjects and arrangement of these frescoes, the artist's masterworks, were chosen at random, or by the friars themselves. Instead, as the author now shows, Fra Angelico drew upon the mystical writings of the early church fathers to construct a spiritual exercise organized into three ascending levels of enlightenment. The San Marco frescoes can finally be seen as not only the.

most extensive cycle of works by any single painter of this century, but indeed the most complete pictorial expression of Renaissance theology. This essential volume contains an extensive essay on the artist's life and work, followed by large color plates with detailed discussions of individual works. Finally, a catalog presents the artist's oeuvre, as revised by the author's new attributions. With lavish details of Angelico's works and an up-to-date bibliography, this.

volume is not only a feast for the eyes but an indispensable resource for anyone interested in this critical period of the Renaissance.

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