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Fra Angelico: Annunciatory Angel Holiday Cards

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Description

Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk, and a painter of surpassing genius, was in large part responsible for the evolution of a truly Renaissance style in the visual arts. His beautiful Annunciatory Angel, reproduced here, is a stunning example of the artist's dedication to both his faith and his art. Greeting: Joyous Christmas.

20 cards and 20 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.

  • 20 cards and 20 envelopes per box
  • 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
  • Greeting: Joyous Christmas

Art History

The artist and Dominican friar posthumously called Fra Angelico was known for most of his life as Fra Giovanni, the name he chose when he joined the convent of San Domenico in Fiesole. Not long after his death in 1455 he was praised as "the Angelic Painter" elevating him to the status of the great Dominican theologian Thomas Aquinas, called the Angelic Doctor. His life and work have been celebrated for centuries yet only recently has Fra Angelico's fundamental importance in the development of European painting been fully appreciated. Paralleling the achievements of the slightly younger Masaccio (1401ca. 1428), Fra Angelico pioneered many of the stylistic trends that distinguish the early Renaissance including the rational treatment of pictorial space and the volumetric modeling of forms with light and shadow. At every stage of his career in fact Fra Angelico remained at the forefront of artistic innovation in Florence.

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Description

Fra Angelico, a Dominican monk, and a painter of surpassing genius, was in large part responsible for the evolution of a truly Renaissance style in the visual arts. His beautiful Annunciatory Angel, reproduced here, is a stunning example of the artist's dedication to both his faith and his art. Greeting: Joyous Christmas.

20 cards and 20 envelopes per box. 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''.





  • 20 cards and 20 envelopes per box
  • 4 7/8'' x 6 1/4''
  • Greeting: Joyous Christmas




Art History

The artist and Dominican friar posthumously called Fra Angelico was known for most of his life as Fra Giovanni, the name he chose when he joined the convent of San Domenico in Fiesole. Not long after his death in 1455 he was praised as "the Angelic Painter" elevating him to the status of the great Dominican theologian Thomas Aquinas, called the Angelic Doctor. His life and work have been celebrated for centuries yet only recently has Fra Angelico's fundamental importance in the development of European painting been fully appreciated. Paralleling the achievements of the slightly younger Masaccio (1401ca. 1428), Fra Angelico pioneered many of the stylistic trends that distinguish the early Renaissance including the rational treatment of pictorial space and the volumetric modeling of forms with light and shadow. At every stage of his career in fact Fra Angelico remained at the forefront of artistic innovation in Florence.


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