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Adoration of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi, 1460 — Fra Angelico,
137.3 cm137.3 cm

This bold, colorful tondo (circular painting) spans two movements in art — a rare and beautiful marker of the evolution from the flattened medieval style and the mathematical perspective of the Italian Renaissance. The work is thought to have been started by Fra Angelico, but completed, possibly after his death by the Florentine painter Filippo Lippi.

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