Fra Angelico, Transitional Early Renaissance

Fra Angelico, Perugia Triptych Angel of the Annunciation. See more below.

Perugia Triptych Angel of the Annunciation Fra Angelico

Late Gothic naturalism marked by cluttered description, decorative colors, extensive gilding, flattened and elongated forms, vertical perspective (rising rather than receding), and symbolic scale (figure size determined by relative importance, not position in space). The richness of colors was desired to reflect the status of the donor, since gold and certain colors cost more.

During time of artistic transition, many painters use a hybrid style.  Fra Angelico adopted one point perspective while keeping many late Gothic qualities. I’m very interested now to read more about different perspectives with artists and the evolution of perspective in painting.

About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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