Create a scarf design for the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, inspired by the painting ‘The Death and Assumption of the Virgin’ by Fra Angelico. See our Pinterest board for detailed images of the painting. You may recreate this imagery in your design as the museum holds the copyright to the work.
Designs can be repeating patterns or placement prints. Final artwork for placement prints can be horizontal or vertical and should be scaleable to 90 x 190 cm (the size of a Printed Village scarf).
Winning design to be printed and sold in Gift at the Gardner.
A legend in his own time, Fra Angelico was celebrated during the Renaissance as the most famous painter in Italy. His fame hardly waned and his paintings captured the imaginations of modern artists. The French Impressionist Edgar Degas made drawings after the San Marco frescoes, and the American conceptual artist Sol Lewitt cited Angelico as a catalyst for the decision to introduce color into his work. The finest Fra Angelico painting in this country belongs to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and inspired our forthcoming exhibition. Depicting the Death and Assumption of the Virgin Mary, it was made in 1434 as part of a set of four reliquaries- containers for holy relics. For the first time, this exhibition will reunite the complete set which together tell the story of the Virgin’s life in six episodes and offer the opportunity to explore Fra Angelico as a master storyteller. Brought together with other narrative paintings by the artist in Europe and the United States, they reveal his originality, creativity and bravura technique.
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