Fra Angelico The Annunciation

Fra Angelico The Annunciation

Fra Angelico (Guido di Pietro) b Vicchio di Mugello. С1387. d Rome, 1455
The Annunciation. Museo di San Marco. Florence

Fra Angelico The Annunciation

The Archangel Gabriel tells the Virgin Man.- that she is to give birth to the Son of God. Calmness, order and simplicity arc the outstanding features of this painting. Man- kneels and bows her head as she humbly accepts Gabriel’s message. The fresco is painted on a cell wall in the monastery of San Marco where Angelico was a friar.

(He became a Dominican monk in 1407. in the left, St Peter the Martyr prays as he watches the scene; he is included in the picture to encourage the viewer to contemplate the The Annunciation Annunciation as he is doing. Fra Angelico’s powerful and simplified forms and his sensitive treatment of light and colour are indicative of the recent developments in Florentine an. A celebrated religious painter in his lifetime, he earned the nickname Angelico (‘Angelic*) from his visionary, harmonious paintings on many Christian themes. Me died while painting a private chapel at the Vatican.