Angelic painter: This chapel's frescoes were painted in 1447 by an angel: In his day (1395-1455), Fra Giovanni emerged a renowned Italian painter, although the Dominican friar would be eclipsed by the... more 
Angelic painter: This chapel's frescoes were painted in 1447 by an angel: In his day (1395-1455), Fra Giovanni emerged a renowned Italian painter, although the Dominican friar would be eclipsed by the likes of Michelangelo and Botticelli. The Met praised him for being at the "forefront of artistic innovation in Florence." After his death, he was crowned Fra Angelico, and in 1982 il Beato Angelico was beatified.

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