Fra Angelico
Italian, ca. 1395 - 1455
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Collected by major museums
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., J. Paul Getty Museum

Lauded as the “angelic painter” after his death, Fra Angelico (known during his life as Fra Giovanni), pioneered volume measuring as the basis for modeling forms with light and shadow, the logical rendering of perspective, and other techniques that would come to characterize early Renaissance painting. He learned the …

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