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Bartolommeo Fra

 

 


Bartolommeo Fra
(14721517).

Florentine painter and draughtsman. As student under Oosimo Rosselh he met M. Albertmelli with whom he later often collaborated. B. early inclined to mysticism and, impelled by the preaching of Savonarola, publicly burnt many of his paintings. In 1 500 he entered the monastery of S. Marco. He resumed painting in 1S04, becoming a close friend of Raphael. He worked in Venice (1507), then with Albertinelh in Florence (r. 1509-12); he then went to Rome. Here he was so overwhelmed by Michelangelo's and Raphael's work in the Vatican that he refused all entreaties to collaborate. B.'s work is distinguished by complex yet controlled composition and by his refined and delicate draughtsmanship and use of colour. One of his finest works is 'The Virgin Adoring the Child with St Joseph. Late in life he lost something of his delicacy of treatment.

 


The Holy Family with St John the Baptist

 

 


The Adoration of the Christ Child

 


La Nativite

 


Annunciation
1497

 


Vision of St Bernard with Sts Benedict and John the Evangelist
1504

 


The Marriage of St Catherine of Siena

 


Christ with the Four Evangelists

 


The Incarnation with Six Saints

 


God the Father with Sts Catherine of Siena and Mary Magdalen

 


Deposition

 


Madonna della Misericordia

 


Mystic Marriage of St Catherine

 


The Virgin adoring the Child with Saint Joseph

 


The Holy Family with Infant Saint John

 


Anunciación

 


Circumcision and Nativity

 


The Virgin and Child with Saint John

 


Prophet Isaiah

 


Saint Peter

 


Saint Paul

 


Girolamo Savonarola

 


The Scene of Christ in the Temple

 

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