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Adoration of the Magi

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

Adoration of the Magi is an Italian Renaissance, Tempera Painting created by Fra Angelico from 1440 to 1460. It lives at the National Gallery of Art, Washington in the United States. The image is available via Institutional Open Content, and tagged Nativity. Source

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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