Fra Filippo Lippi
Self-portrait of Fra' Filippo Lippi
Fra Filippo Lippi is an outstanding Early Renaissance Florentine whose work forms a bridge between Masaccio and Botticelli.
His sincerely-felt religious works expressed worship of God by sensitive interpretation of the New Testament and by mastery of all the chief technical interests and developments of the period: perspective; landscape; proportion; communication between human figures; finely painted decorative detail; carefully drawn drapery folds.
Fra Filippo Lippi’s major works are Virgin and Child, c. 1440–45 (Paris: Musée du Louvre); The Annunciation, c. 1448–50 (London: National Gallery); Madonna and Child with Stories of the Life of St. Anne, c. 1452 (Florence: Palazzo Pitti); The Adoration with the Infant Baptist and St. Bernard, c. 1459 (Berlin: Staatliche Museum).
- Robert Cumming. Art: complete encyclopedia. – 512 p. – Moscow: Astrel, 2005.