Art: Fra Angelico and the Rise of the Florentine Renaissance

Devoted to just 10 years, from 1420 to 1430, the new exhibition at the Prado might deter the new breed of museum-goers keener on immersive experiences than didacticism.

However, you don’t really have to know anything about the Early Renaissance to appreciate what Vasari called the ‘rare and perfect talent’ of the angelic friar of Fiesole whose restored ‘The Annunciation’ and more recently acquired ‘Virgin of the Pomegranate’ are the centrepiece of this exhibition. As if that were not enough, works by the greatest masters of the period including Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Donatello and Ghiberti will transport you into a period of the Renaissance where it seems artists really were touched by the hand of God.

Until September 15th at the Prado, Madrid, Spain

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