The Virgin of the Annunciation
The artist in residence this week is Fra Giovanni Angelico, 1400 to 1455.
His real name was Guido di Pietro and was an early Italian Renaissance painter.
At the Dominican friary of Cortona, he painted frescoes in the Dominican Church, destroyed by fire and at the convent of Fiesole.
The Vatican, 1445–1455
In 1445 he painted frescoes of the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament at St Peter‘s in Rome in the Vatican. From 1447 to 1449 he designed, with the help of assistants, frescoes for the Niccoline Chapel, martyred deacons of the Early Christian Church, St. Stephen and St. Lawrence using gold leaf decoration.The Crucified Christ
Painting with Silver Leaf
construction paper, dark sheet
pencil or chalk for sketching
tempera paints and brushes
1. Choose a dark color of construction paper
2. Sketch a large design o the paper with the pencil. Draw the face of an angel or a fish, a crown with jewels,a robot for outer space or an abstract design of foil and color
3. Cut pieces of aluminum foil to fit some of the areas in the drawing and glue them down.
4. Paint around the shiny foil pieces with tempura paint. Outline the foil.
Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia/Fra Angelico http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra_Angelico
Bright Ideas for Learning http://www.brightring.com/artists.html
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