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Thursday 20 April 2023

By Stella Lyons

Stairway to Heaven: Poignant Works of Fra Angelica

Fra Giovanni da Fiesole was also known as Fra Angelico or the” Blessed Angelico” because his paintings of paradise were so moving. Giorgio Vasari wrote that Fra Angelico was so pious that whenever he was painting a crucifixion “the tears would stream down his face.” Considered to be the most celebrated religious painter of the Early Italian Renaissance, Stella Lyons explores his delicate works including frescoes  and his painting of Christ with bloodied eyes.

About the Speaker

Stella has lectured across the world after studying at Bristol University, Warwick University and The British Institute of Florence. She runs her own Art History lectures both in person and online. She lectures for tour companies and The National Trust and is currently a part-time lecturer for the University of South Wales. She has written about art for several publications including the Arts Society magazine. She also works as an artist’s model for the internationally renowned figurative artist Henry Holland.