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...
Ellen Harvey on Rogier Van der Weyden

Ellen Harvey on Rogier Van der Weyden

Rogier Van der Weyden, Last Judgement, c. 1445–1450, Oil on oak, 87 x 216 inches This rather battered old reproduction hangs in my studio. I’ve owned it since I was five, which is when I first and last saw the original. This is the painting that made me want to be an...
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...