By this recessional logic of identity--scarcely "humanist" in the old sense, though certainly as old as the positivist thought of the 19th century--it becomes justifiable, even desirable, to know nothing but one's "own" period: to study Fra Angelico
without looking at Jackson Pollock, Donatello without knowing Robert Morris' name.
Of course, the organisers must have recognised this inherent handicap from the start, but whatever the reasons, their Fra Angelico
emerges as a miniaturised caricature.
33) For reproductions of and commentary on the illustrations in Do mode orandi, see William Hood, Fra Angelico
at San Marco, New Haven and London, 1993, pp.
C'est la scene ou la camera dirige notre regard vers le tableau celebre, Le martyr des saints Cosme et Damien, tableau (1843, 1844) de Fra Angelico
The year begins with European Old Masters, including Fra Angelico
, Goya, Murillo and Rubens, from an illustrious Spanish private collection inTreasures from the House of Alba: 500 Years of Art and Collecting .
Jesus said, I remember Giotto, Cimabue, Fra Angelico
Yes, while the Carcano might not be a Fra Angelico
panel or ' Puccini aria, in its own time and place it is still something of an Italian masterpiece.
Blessed Fra Angelico
produced various depictions of today's Gospel story of the Annunciation.
Much further north in Groningen, but well worth the journey, is the Groninger Museum's (Museumeiland 1; +31(0) 50 36 66 555) exhibition 'Natural Beauty: From Fra Angelico
to Monet' (until 25 May), which displays landscapes and still lifes spanning the 17th to the 20th centuries from the collection of Gustav Rau.
Image with caption: "South gallery, featuring works by Michelangelo, Poussin, Velazquez, and Fra Angelico
from the Kimbell's collection.
Kiely discusses Fra Angelico
's San Marco Altarpiece--a work that made Ruskin want to prostrate himself in front of it; Ruskin was ecstatic about the pearls on Lawrence's breastplate in which he conflated the stance of the martyr himself, the purity of Fra Angelico
, and the cascade of biblical references about pearls.
Together with Fra Angelico
in 1447, he was commissioned by Pope Eugene IV to carry out the fresco decoration of a chapel in the Vatican.