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August 28, 2007 10:20 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find a colorful, complete print of the Thebaid (an amazing huge landscape by Fra Angelico, c. 1410 housed at the Uffizi)?

The deal is this panorama has a lot of small, brightly colored scenes in which improbable things are happening- its the vividness and the number of things to look at that enthralled me. I can find a print online at AllPosters.com but it looks all washed out and grey.

The same site, however, sells incredibly vivid snippets of the Thebaid- but they're only about 1/16 of the canvas. This is probably due to the fact that this work is one of the first known jigsaw puzzles (read about it in "A Qattrocento Jigsaw Puzzle").

Thinking that the washed out appearance might have just been a trick of the camera (or our monitor) I ordered the full print - just to find that it is as pale and lifeless as it appeared online.

Anyone know of anywhere where I could buy a print that looks more like the work of art we saw in Florence this spring? Any other ideas?
posted by arnicae to Media & Arts (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Oh, this has made me miss Florence. A google search on 'Thebaid Fra Angelico' brings up this , among others. I don't know whether this is any better than the version on allposters, as that is blocked my the netfilters here. Otherwise, you might try emailing the Uffizi and seeing what they recommend? I know that more and more galleries are doing their own print-on-demand art prints, which I would assume are the best available.
posted by Jakob at 2:03 AM on August 29, 2007


And I have no idea why half that post is in bold.
posted by Jakob at 2:03 AM on August 29, 2007


Jakob-

That's one of the "snippets" available on the internet- the print is only about 1/16 of the real canvas, sadly
posted by arnicae at 2:26 PM on August 29, 2007


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