“Here Lies the Venerable Painter BROTHER GIOVANNI of the Order of Preachers Dominican” (right) • “Saving” (Left) • oil on linen • 69x39 inches
It’s as if rising and descending forces acted simultaneously in Angelico, with gravity given a slight edge. Angelico’s ruling is equipoise-of back and forth, right and left, down and up, this world and the next, medieval halos and Renaissance flesh.
His appearance in New York is no mere visit but a visitation.”
Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker Nov. 21,2005
Both paintings are on display at:
ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
346 W 20th St., NYC