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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fra Angelico


Noli Me Tangere
1440-41
Fresco
180 x 146 cm
Cell 1, Convent of San Marco, Florence

Angelico, Fra (c. 1400-55).
Florentine painter, a Dominican friar.
Although in popular tradition he has been seen as `not an artist properly so-called but an inspired saint' , Angelico was in fact a highly professional artist, who was in touch with the most advanced developments in contemporary Florentine art and in later life travelled extensively for prestigious commissions.