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.
Comments: this is one of my favourite paintings by this artist. I love the sensual nature and increidible detail within it.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
Index of Artists
||Alberti, Leon Battista|
Angelico, Fra Giovanni
Bellini, Jacopo, Giovanni, and Gentile
da Correggio, Antonio
da Fontormo, Jacopo
da Panicale, Masolino
da Settingnano, Desiderio
da Urbino, Bramante
da Vinci, Leonardo
del Sarto, Andrea
di Cosimo, Piero
Francesca, Piero Della
Gallo, Guillano and Antonio
Lippi, Fra Filippo
Pollajuolo, Antonio and Piero
Quercia, Jacopo Dalla
Robbia, Luca Della