Art in Florence: Fra Angelico, Radical Monks, and a Bonfire of the Vanities

Jones Gallery curator, Sarah Jones, presents the third talk in a summer-long lecture series on Art in Florence. Tonight Sarah shares her favourite place to visit in Florence: the Dominican convent of San Marco. We will discuss the work and impact of two of its most famous inhabitants from the Renaissance period - artist Fra Angelico and radical preacher and friar Girolamo Savonarola. Sarah will look at Fra Angelico’s remarkable fresco cycle inside San Marco. We will then turn to Savonarola’s radical teachings, influence over Florence, and his (fiery) legacy.