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Angelico fra approximately 1400-1455

Overview
Works: 746 works in 1,494 publications in 7 languages and 24,300 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Catalogs  Biography  Art  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  Meditations  Prayers and devotions  Catalogues raisonnés  Church history 
Roles: Author, Artist, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Other
Classifications: ND623.F5, 759.5
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Fra Angelico by Laurence B Kanter( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 720 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 )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and Italian and held by 647 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 : dissemblance & figuration by Georges Didi-Huberman( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 622 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 by Diane Cole Ahl( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most celebrated painters of the early Italian Renaissance, whose works still resonate with religious sensitivity
Fra Angelico : San Marco, Florence by William Hood( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and Italian and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om den italienske dominikanermunk Fra Angelico (ca. 1400-1455) og hans udsmykning af San Marco-klosteret i Firenze
Fra Angelico by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys the life and work of fifteenth-century artist Fra Angelico, and includes over eighty color and black-and-white illustrations
Fra Angelico : the San Marco frescoes by Paolo Morachiello( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 364 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
Angelico by John Wyndham Pope-Hennessy( Book )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and Hungarian and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sous forme d'un mince album cartonné, une introduction à la connaissance du peintre. Trois sections: présentation de l'artiste et de son temps accompagnée d'illustrations d'époque, reproduction en couleurs de 28 de ses tableaux, commentaire de chacun. Présentation matérielle attrayante et soignée. Qualité plus qu'honnête des reproductions en couleurs. [SDM]
Piano concerto no. 2 ; Beato Angelico ; Harp concerto by Philip Martin( )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The splendor of the Rosary by Maisie Ward( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beato Angelico : gli affreschi di San Marco by Angelico( Book )

13 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in Italian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico and the Chapel of Nicholas V( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il beato Angelico a San Marco by Angelico( Book )

2 editions published in 1944 in Italian and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by Anselm Hertz( Book )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by Alan Hovhaness( )

2 editions published in 1967 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by Germain Bazin( Book )

4 editions published between 1949 and 1950 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by Wilhelm Hausenstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1928 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fra Angelico by Wilhelm Hausenstein( Book )

2 editions published in 1923 in German and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beato Angelico : catalogo completo by Giorgio Bonsanti( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in Italian and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Fra Angelico
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