New World gold: Vatican architecture isn't known to be subtle. The chapel may have been intended to be private, but artist Fra Angelico didn't stint on grandeur: He borrowed a trick from his expertise... more 
New World gold: Vatican architecture isn't known to be subtle. The chapel may have been intended to be private, but artist Fra Angelico didn't stint on grandeur: He borrowed a trick from his expertise in manuscript illuminations and gilded the walls with gold brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus.

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