Elizabeth Huey on Fra Angelico

Elizabeth Huey on Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico, Perugia Altarpiece, 1447, Tempura and gold on Wood, this panel measures 34 x 60 cm The predella panel of Fra Angelico’s Perugia Altarpiece envisions the humble yet heroic life of Saint Nicholas, also known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. This painting...
Peter Drake on Maso di Banco

Peter Drake on Maso di Banco

Maso di Banco, St. Sylvester Resurrecting the Two Magi Killed by a Dragon, c.1335, Fresco, Cappella Bardi, S. Croce, Florence One of my favorite paintings in the world is Maso di Banco’s St. Sylvester Resurrecting the Two Magi Killed by a Dragon and I’ve...
Austin Furtak-Cole on Duccio di Buoninsegna

Austin Furtak-Cole on Duccio di Buoninsegna

Duccio di Buoninsegna, Rucellai Madonna, 1285, Tempera on panel, 177 x 114 inches I was introduced to this painting in an undergraduate art history survey class and didn’t think much of it. My young self was unable to get excited about an awkward religious painting in...
Lisa Corinne Davis on Niccolo di Pietro

Lisa Corinne Davis on Niccolo di Pietro

Niccolo di Pietro, Saint Ursula and Her Maidens, ca. 1410, Tempera and gold on wood, 37 x 31 inches I love stories. I have always loved them more in pictures than in words — narrative events shown rather than told. All paintings tell stories. Perhaps it is the...