“The Exhibition of a Lifetime”

“Pinch yourself,” says Roberta Smith in the New York Times, “The Metropolitan Museum’s sublime exhibition of the Renaissance painter Fra Angelico is not a dream, much less a heavenly vision. Sure, its images are populated by figures with halos, wings or both. And yes, these motifs create a veritable mirage of grace and elegance, color and light, serenity and perfect form. But this show is entirely, memorably real. It brings the work of a beloved artist, long mythologized as a modest, devout Dominican friar who painted with divine guidance, solidly down to earth.”

The exhibition runs through January 29th. The catalog is published by Yale University Press, in association with the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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