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Madonna and Child with St. Dominic and St. Thomas Aquinas - Fra Beato Angelico. 196x187
The Italian artist and monk Fra Giovanni da Fiesole was nicknamed Beato Angelico (Angelic). Like no one else, he was able to convey soft lyricism and a special subtle atmosphere of gospel stories.
Fresco "Madonna and Child with St. Dominic and St. Thomas Aquinas" once decorated the wall of the Dominican monastery in Fjolsola, but after its abolition was cut from the wall and sold to two Italian artists. The work belongs to the late work of the master.
The images of the saints are surprisingly harmonious and harmonious. In the center is the Madonna and Child, to her left is Saint Dominic with a lily in her hand, a symbol of purity, to the right is Saint Thomas Aquinas with an open book of Holy Scripture. The works of Fra Beato Angelico organically combined the realistic achievements of the masters of the Giotto circle and the soft, soulful images of Simone Martini.