Fra Angelico art links 


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Fra Angelico: The Crucifixion (detail), ca.1437-46
Source: Wikimedia Commons (see "image archives" below)


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Fra Angelico

[Italian Early Renaissance Painter, ca.1387-1455]

• Also known as:  Guido di Pietro da Mugello
Fra Giovanni da Fiesole
Beato Angelico
• Relationships: Fra Angelico's students included Alessio Baldovinetti and Benozzo Gozzoli.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Religious Subjects.
• Browse all:  Italian artists

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    Fra Angelico Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFra Angelico at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
3 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Madonna and Child with four angels, ca.1425
Reliquary with Christ and Angels, 1425-30
The Virgin and Child with SS Dominic and Thomas Aquinas, 1424-30

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Saints, 1430

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
The Meeting of St. Francis and St. Dominic

Notable SiteFra Angelico at the Louvre Museum, Paris
The Coronation of the Virgin, ca.1430-32

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Graphic Art Database, Paris (in French)  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SitePrado Museum Database, Madrid   NEW!
(Linking to the Spanish-language version because it contains far more works than the English version)

Notable SiteRijksmuseum, Amsterdam   NEW!

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK

Notable SiteVatican Museums, Vatican City
Stories of St Nicholas of Bari
Madonna and Child with Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  

Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK

Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Maine (Zoomable)
Scenes from Boccaccio's Il ninfale fiesolano, ca.1415-20

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
11 works by or related to the artist

Galleria Borghese, Rome
Last Judgement

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas   NEW!

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  
Saint Romuald, ca.1440
The Nativity

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona
Madonna of Humility

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Vermont

State Museums of Florence Digital Archive, Italy

Strossmayer's Old Master Gallery, Croatia
Sigmatization of St. Francis of Assi and Death of St. Peter the Martyr

The Albertina Graphic Art Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Virtual Uffizi
Coronation of the Virgin

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums
The Dead Christ

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
The Last Judgement (Winged Altar) (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Coronation of the Virgin (Uffizi Gallery, Florence)

Notable SiteFra Angelico at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteFra Angelico at The Artchive  

Notable SiteFra Angelico at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteFra Angelico in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteFra Angelico in the WebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Image archive with zoomable images

Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
(a welcome screen is displayed for a couple of seconds before the search results appear)

California State University WorldImages Database  

Fra Angelico at CGFA  

Ciudad de la Pintura (in Spanish)  

El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Free Christ Images  

Humanities Web  

Jetset Image Galleries

Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images

Olga's Gallery

PBase Photo Sharing
(Tip: Set the image size to "original" to see photos at their highest resolution)

RKD Netherlands Imagebase   NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)

      Flickr: "Fra Angelico"      
Google Images: "Fra Angelico"      
Bing Images: "Fra Angelico"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Adrian Fletcher's Paradoxplace

Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

The Fine Arts Conservancy, Florida
Interesting before-and-after examples of artwork restorations
Adoration of the Children

The Modernist Journals Project
(Click "Retrieve Images" to see artworks)

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Fra Angelico  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteRKD Netherlands Institute for Art History  

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists
Biography of the artist. Detailed, but Vasari's anecdotes are sometimes inaccurate.

The New York Observer
"Fra Angelico Elicits Astonishing Piety At Met Exhibition", article by Hilton Kramer

The New Yorker
"Fra Angelico retrospective at the Metropolitan Museum of Art", 2005 review by Peter Schjeldahl

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
search inside

Fra Angelico: Dissemblance and Figuration

search inside

Signorelli and Fra Angelico at Orvieto

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Fra Angelico: The San Marco Frescoes


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