Fra Angelico, before the adoption of the monastic Guido di Pietro, is the largest and one of the most famous masters of the Florence School of the Early Renaissance. He was first mentioned in documents as an artist in 1417 and 1418 under a worldly name. His nickname Fra Angelico, or Fra Be-Ato-Angelico, the artist received soon after his death for his amazing art. His works are imbued with sincere and profound religiosity, natural for a man who knows how to admire the harmony of the universe, the earthly beauty of the great Nature – the creation of God.
The images of man created by the artist are of an abstract nature, they are immersed in the inner contemplation of divine greatness. Contrasting them is nature, more carnal and lively – flowering gardens, greenery of forests and meadows. The coloristic solution gives a special airiness to works, emphasizes their deep spiritual meaning. The picture “Adoration of the Magi” is performed in conjunction with Fra Filippo Lippi and represents that type of church painting, the appearance of which is associated with the name of Fra Angelico and which is distinguished by a naturally sensual, but highly exaggerated poetic interpretation of the plot. Other famous works: “Annunciation”. OK. 1430. Prado, Madrid; “The coronation of Mary.” OK. 1438-1446. The Museum of San Marco. Florence.