Italian Artists

The Italian artist Giotto brought a dimension and humanity to painting that revolutionized the European art world. Can you see his influence in Fra Angelico‘s work?

In this Giotto painting of The Adoration of the Magi, his careful composition and lifelike expressions of his figures brighten and warm the image.

The Adoration of the Magi
Giotto di Bondone, possibly ca. 1320

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1911 (11.126.1)

This colorful, inventive, and beautifully painted early Renaissance work by Fra Angelico portrays the crucifixion.

The Crucifixion
Fra Angelico, ca. 1420-1423

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Maitland F. Griggs Collection, Bequest of Maitland F. Griggs, 1943 (43.98.5)

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