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Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico
Life Dates
Early Renaissance

Fra Angelico Biography

The life of Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, baptized as Guido di Piero (born around 1395 in Vicchio di Mugello, died in Rome in 1455) is the stuff of legend. "Angelic" was how he came to be known soon after his death; the name "Beato" was a comment on his painting and not a reference to his beatification, which happened only recently, in 1984.

Fra Angelico 72 Most Important Paintings and Artworks

Fra Angelico Bibliography

Monumental Painting of Italian Renaissance. by I. Smirnova. Moscow. 1987. (in Russian)

The Art of the Italian Renaissance. Architecture. Sculpture. Painting. Drawing. Könemann. 1995.

Painting of Europe. XIII-XX centuries. Encyclopedic Dictionary. Moscow. Iskusstvo. 1999. (in Russian)

Fra Angelico at San Marco by William Hood. Yale University Press, 1993.

Fra Angelico: The San Marco Frescoes by Paolo Morachiello, Eleanor Daunt, Angelico, Museo Di San Marco. Thames & Hudson, 1996.

Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration by Georges Didi-Huberman, Jane Marie Todd. Press, 1995.

Fra Angelico by John T. Spike. Abbeville Press, 1995.