Published to tie in with the exhibition “Fra Angelico et les Maîtres de la lumière”, this book discusses twenty-five paintings by the Italian artist and Dominican monk and numerous panels painted by some of his leading contemporaries, including Lorenzo Monaco, Masolino, Paolo Uccello and Zanobi Strozzi. Thus it paints a lively picture in word and image of the cultural burgeoning of fifteenth-century Florence and considers the key role played by Fra Angelico on an artistic level in his day.
This beautifully illustrated book looks at the many aspects of the work of Fra Angelico which evolved from magnificent, gilded, Gothic-style panels to paintings which herald the revolution brought about by the introduction of geometric perspective. His output is juxtaposed with that of other famous early-Renaissance Florentine figures.