Fra Angelico book - A sumptuous new monograph of the celebrated early Renaissance artist.
Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (c. 1390/95–1455), known as
Originally trained as an illuminator, Fra Angelico went on to paint altarpieces that even early on in his career showed great skill in the rendering of the figures, composition and use of colour. His most famous works are the astonishing frescos that decorate the cells, corridors and Chapter House of San Marco convent in Florence, to where Fra Angelico moved in 1436. A magnificent altarpiece was also among the commissions for the newly built monastery, which showed an unprecedented realism in the intimate arrangement of the holy figures.