Fra Angelico and the Masters of the Light at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris


PARIS.- The exhibition, which brings together nearly 60 works from major international institutions, traces the career of this major figure from the first Florentine Renaissance. The exhibition is also showing some other important artists from the Italian Primitive School who were his contemporaries. Some of them, including Ghiberti, Monaco and Masaccio, had a significant influence on the art of Fra Angelico, while others, such as Gozzoli and Lippi, drew their inspiration from his work. Thanks to the depth of his religious feeling, Fra Angelico embodies sacred art at that decisive turning point between the end of the Middle Ages and the beginnings of the Renaissance, opening up the way for new pictorial creations. A fervent ambassador of “modern” painting, he brilliantly associated the brightness of golds