of Fiesole
of the Order of Friars Preachers

User Comments:

    Name: Unknown
    Date: 2002-03-06
    Comments: The art work is a very religiou and peace-
    ful work of art. It has good details if the vegine
    Mary. It is just womderful.

    Name: Alex
    Date: 2003-01-30
    Comments: this is one of my favourite paintings by this artist. I love the sensual nature and increidible detail within it.

    Name: Unknown
    Date: 2003-02-26
    Comments: Give me a break! Didn't all of you notice his use of Corinthian columns and vaults? Who really thinks that Mary lived in that great of a palace? Well, besides that, it is a very religious piece, and shows the artist's interest in nature through his detail in the forestry to the left outside of the porch.

    Name: Mary
    Date: 2003-08-02
    Comments: I was awestruck when I saw this fresco in San Marco. The thing that struck me the most was the look of fear on the Blessed Mother's face - a real human emotion that she must have felt upon hearing the words that she would bear the son of God!

    Name: Elise
    Date: 2003-08-06
    Comments: oh my... ha ha ha... the last 2 comments made me laugh. Yes it is odd that the columns and vaults are different and out of context, but I believe that the artist is being a true painter and only painting what they know to be true. As an earth dwelling creature the artist knows architecture but not what the wings of angels are like. Fra Angelico can only guess what angels wings are like and he takes a bold step in creating wings like a parrot. If you want to question something... what about that black line around and through the columns? Is that for Mary to hang her wash on?

    Name: Maaliki
    Date: 2004-04-02
    Comments: Though Fra Angelico seemingly improved this painting with the addition of another, now in Prado, I believe that this one is still superior in that it's 'humility' is so apprarent. Also - the simplicity of the surroundings and humble expressions only serve to bear such exquisite compliments to one another.

    Name: Unknown
    Date: 2005-04-13
    Comments: Fra Angelico lived a life devoted to God, he experienced God and wanted to do His works. The confidence in which the Fra marks his paintings is astonishingly heavenly. His brush strokes are so light, it seems as though the virgin herself will ascend. The backdrop was only a popular rouse of the time. He did what he had to do to be "in the times" and then he portrayed what God willed for him to.

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