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Angelico fra approximately 1400-1455

Works: 886 works in 1,737 publications in 5 languages and 25,503 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Meditations  Prayers and devotions  History  Church history 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Artist, Inventor, Honoree, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
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Fra Angelico by Laurence B Kanter( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In commemoration of the five hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of the death of Fra Angelico (about 1395-1455), one of the foremost artists of the Italian Renaissance, The Metropolitan Museum of Art set out to reexamine his career and to establish a more historically accurate profile of the innovative, extraordinarily gifted "angelic friar, ' in order to dispel the myths and legends that have eclipsed the details of his life. New documentary research and standards for attributions, developed over the last three decades, provided the impetus for this reappraisal - only the second major exhibition of Fra Angelico's art ever held, and the first since 1955. Comprising about seventy-five paintings, drawings, and manuscript illuminations ascribed to Angelico and spanning the period from 1410 to 1455, as well as about forty works by his collaborators, this presentation includes several newly discovered paintings and a number of new proposals for reconstructions of important, dispersed altarpieces. Additionally, drawings by the master are analyzed in terms of their original function and in the context of discussion of the artist's workshop, its identifiable members, and their respective contribution to its artistic output." "In essays and related entries, the first seven sections of the catalogue follow the course of Angelico's career. The study opens with his earliest, largely undocumented, activity as a painter (in the 1410s), before he joined the Dominican order, emphasizing those works that reflect his artistic, intellectual, and spiritual milieu. In dealing with the paintings of the 1420s, many of which will be unfamiliar to the general public and are the subject of widespread disagreement among scholars regarding dating and attribution, the authors attempt to establish their chronology within the master's oeuvre."--Jacket
Fra Angelico by John T Spike( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Fra Angelico by Diane Cole Ahl( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most celebrated painters of the early Italian Renaissance, whose works still resonate with religious sensitivity
Fra Angelico : dissemblance & figuration by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Florentine painter who took Dominican vows, Fra Angelico (1400-1455) approached his work as a largely theological project. For him, the problems of representing the unrepresentable, of portraying the divine and the spiritual, mitigated the more secular breakthroughs in imitative technique. Didi-Huberman explores Fra Angelico's solutions to these problems - his use of color to signal approaching visibility, of marble to recall Christ's tomb, of paint drippings to simulate (or stimulate) holy anointing. He shows how the painter employed emptiness, visual transformation, and displacement to give form to the mystery of faith. In the work of Fra Angelico, an alternate strain of Renaissance painting emerges to challenge rather than reinforce verisimilitude. Didi-Huberman traces this disruptive impulse through theological writings and iconographic evidence and identifies a widespread tradition in Renaissance art that ranges from Giotto's break with Byzantine image-making well into the sixteenth century. He reveals how the techniques that served this ultimately religious impulse may have anticipated the more abstract characteristics of modern art, such as color fields, paint spatterings, and the absence of color. Part of Didi-Huberman's large-scale rethinking of art theory and history, and the first of his books to appear in English translation, Fra Angelico is a fitting introduction to one of the most original and celebrated writers in the world of art history and criticism
Fra Angelico : San Marco, Florence by William Hood( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den italienske dominikanermunk Fra Angelico (ca. 1400-1455) og hans udsmykning af San Marco-klosteret i Firenze
Fra Angelico : the San Marco frescoes by Paolo Morachiello( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent book is an unprecedented record of the frescoes as they appear today, after a long and successful campaign of restoration that is described by Giorgio Bonsanti. An introduction to the building, and to the painter, is followed by a fully illustrated survey of every picture, with details shown in actual size. Enabling us to come closer than ever before to his work, Fra Angelico: The San Marco Frescoes reveals the artist's tenderness and strength, his freshness of colour and his extraordinary luminosity and subtlety of modelling, and is a superb visual record of this great artistic and spiritual ensemble
Piano concerto no. 2 ; Beato Angelico ; Harp concerto by Philip Martin( )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Angelico by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendor of the Rosary by Maisie Ward( Book )

6 editions published between 1945 and 1948 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guido di Piero, known as Fra Angelico, ca. 1395-1455 by Gabriele Bartz( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volumes in this series provide unique portraits of European art history. Authoritative texts illuminate the decisive stages in the artists' lives and the development of their styles, explaining their impact against the background of their social context as well as their significance for following generations of artist
Fra Angelico by Wilhelm Hausenstein( Book )

3 editions published between 1923 and 1928 in German and English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in French and English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico and the Chapel of Nicholas V( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beato Angelico, gli affreschi di San Marco a Firenze by Angelico( Book )

8 editions published between 1947 and 1953 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il beato Angelico a San Marco by Angelico( Book )

4 editions published in 1944 in 3 languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by Anselm Hertz( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico : dissemblance et figuration by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by I. B Supino( Book )

2 editions published in 1902 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'opera completa dell'Angelico by Angelico( Book )

5 editions published in 1970 in Italian and English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Angelico Beato 1387-1455

Angelico, beato, approximately 1400-1455

Angelico, beato, ca. 1400-1455

Angelico da Fiesole 1387-1455

Angelico da Fiesole, Beato

Angelico da Fiesole, Fra Giovanni 1387-1455

Angelico, fra

Angelico, fra, ca. 1400-1455

Angelico, Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, ca 1400-1455

Angelico Fra, Painter 1387-1455

Angelico Fra, Peintre 1387-1455

Angelico Frate 1387-1455

Anjilike, Fola, approximately 1400-1455

Beato Angelico 1387-1455

Beato Angelico, ca 1400-1455

Beato Angelico da Fiesole

Da Fiesole, Giovanni 1387-1455

Da Fiesole, Giovanni A. 1387-1455

Da Fiesole, Giovanni, approximately 1400-1455

Da Fiesole, Giovanni, ca. 1400-1455

Da Fiesole, Giovanni, called Fra Angelico

Da Mugello, Guido 1387-1455

DaFiesole, Giovanni 1387-1455

DaFiesole, Giovanni A. 1387-1455

DaMugello, Guido 1387-1455

DiPietro, Guido 1387-1455

DiPietro, Guidolino 1387-1455

Fiesole, Fra Giovanni /Angelico/ da, ca 1400-1455

Fiesole, Giovanni A. da 1387-1455

Fiesole, Giovanni Angelico da 1387-1455

Fiesole, Giovanni da 1387-1455

Fiesole, Giovanni da, approximately 1400-1455

Fiesole, Giovanni da, ca. 1400-1455

Fiesole, Giovanni da, called Fra Angelico

Fiesole, Giovanni da, called Fra Angelico, 1387-1455

Fiesole, Johann von 1387-1455

Fiesole, Johannes von 1387-1455

Fra Angelico 1387-1455

Fra, Angelico, approximately 1400-1455

Fra Angelico, ca 1400-1455

Fra Angelico da Fiesole 1387-1455

Fra Beato Angelico

Fra Giovanni Angelico, ca. 1400-1455

Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, ca 1400-1455

Frate Angelico 1387-1455

Giovanni Angelico 1387-1455

Giovanni Angelico, called Fra Angelico

Giovanni Angelico da Fiesole 1387-1455

Giovanni Angelico, da Fiesole, approximately 1400-1455

Giovanni Angelico, da Fiesole, ca. 1400-1455

Giovanni Angelico, fra, approximately 1400-1455

Giovanni Angelico, fra, ca. 1400-1455

Giovanni da Fiesole 1387-1455

Giovanni, da Fiesole, approximately 1400-1455

Giovanni, da Fiesole, ca. 1400-1455

Giovanni da Fiesole, called Fra Angelico

Giovanni da Firenze 1387-1455

Giovanni di Mugello 1387-1455

Giovanni Fra 1387-1455

Guido da Mugello 1387-1455

Guido, da Vicchio, approximately 1400-1455

Guido, da Vicchio, ca. 1400-1455

Guido, di Piero

Guido, di Piero, approximately 1400-1455

Guido, di Piero, ca. 1400-1455

Guido di Pietro 1387-1455

Guido, di Pietro, approximately 1400-1455

Guido, di Pietro, ca. 1400-1455

Guidolino di Pietro 1387-1455

Johann von Fiesole 1387-1455

Johannes von Fiesole 1387-1455

Mugello, Giovanni di 1387-1455

Mugello, Guido da 1387-1455

Piero, Guido di

Piero, Guido di, approximately 1400-1455

Piero, Guido di, ca. 1400-1455

Pietro, Guido di

Pietro, Guido di, approximately 1400-1455

Pietro, Guido di, ca. 1400-1455

Vicchio, Guido da, approximately 1400-1455

Vicchio, Guido da, ca. 1400-1455

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