Great Artists of the Italian Renaissance
Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi
Fra Angelico (c. 1395 â€“ February 18, 1455), born Guido di Pietro, was an Early Italian Renaissance painter described by Vasari in his Lives of the Artists as having "a rare and perfect talent". He was known to his contemporaries as Fra Giovanni da Fiesole (Brother John from Fiesole) and by Vasari as Fra Giovanni Angelico (Brother Giovanni the Angelic One).
Fra' Filippo Lippi (1406 â€“ 8 October 1469), also called Lippo Lippi, was an Italian painter of the Italian Quattrocento (15th century).
Lippi was born in Florence
to Tommaso, a butcher. Both his parents died when he was still a child.
Mona Lapaccia, his aunt, took charge of the boy. In 1420 he was
registered in the community of the Carmelite friars of the Carmine in Florence, where he remained until 1432, taking the Carmelite vows in 1421 when he was sixteen. In his Lives of the Artists, Vasari
says: "Instead of studying, he spent all his time scrawling pictures on
his own books and those of others." The prior decided to give him the
opportunity to learn painting.