fra Beato Angelico

Madonna and Child with four angels

Madonna and Child with four angels
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Author: fra Beato Angelico
Painting, Tempera on panel, 81x51 cm
Origin: Italy, Circa 1425

This type of Madonna was widespread in Florence in the late 14th and early 15th centuries and became known as the Madonna of Humility. Painted in bright and pure colours, it is suffused with a poetical mood. The tender fair-haired Madonna and the gracious angels with their coloured wings are charming. The tiny scale of the angels compared to Mary, as well as the gold background and the lack of spatial depth, are evidence of the medieval heritage.

Personage: Madonna and Child
Style: Renaissance
Source of entry: Stroganov Palace Museum, Petrograd, 1922
Theme: The Bible and Christianity

See also

Fra Angelico - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Known in Italy as il Beato Angelico, he was known to his contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John from Fiesole). In Giorgio Vasari's Lives of ...
Fra Angelico: Biography from Answers.com
The appellatives Fra Angelico and Beato Angelico came into use only after his death to ... After his death he was called Il Beato Fra Giovanni Angelico, ...
Fra Angelico Online
Fra Angelico [Italian Early Renaissance Painter, ca.1387-1455] Guide to pictures of works by Fra Angelico in art museum sites and image archives worldwide.
Fra Angelico - Olga's Gallery
Comprehensive collection of works of the Italian Early Renaissance artist with biography and historical comments.

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