(b. 1397, Firenze, d. 1475, Firenze)

An Angel (detail)

c. 1435
San Miniato al Monte, Florence

Uccello painted stories from the lives of Hermit Saints in the upper loggia of the cloister of San Miniato al Monte. A feeling of abstraction pervades these scenes, today no more than a group of fragments of faded and almost undecipherable images, in which we can make out a few architectural structures shown in accurate perspective and some monks laid out according to geometric patterns.

The picture shows a fragment representing an angel.