The Madonna of Humility
Fra Angelico - circa 1430
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The concept of the Madonna as a poor and humble mortal seated on he ground contrasts with the more usual enthroned Queen of Heaven. The earthly interpretation was preferred by the Dominican and Franciscan charitable orders, who, in their teaching, stressed the low estate and simplicity of the Holy Family. Fra Angelico, one of the greatest painters of the Florentine Renaissance was himself a member of the Dominican Order and his pseudonym translates "angelic brother".
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: circa 1430
Artist age:Approximately 43 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 60.7 cm (23.9 in.), Width: 45.2 cm (17.8 in.)
Medium: Painting - tempera on panel
Entered by: Member kohn1fox on 24 June 2014.
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