Filippino Lippi

1459-1504

About Filippino...

Filippino Lippi was born on 1459 in Prato, Italy and died April 18, 1504 in Florence, Italy. Born, died and live the majority of his whole life in Italy, and has learned so much throughout his works and paintings. Lippi's lifestyle consisted mostly on his artwork and would work with Botticelli, would work on the fresco cycle, and many Chapels. It is believed that he had his earliest training from his father, Fra Filippino Lippi. Lippi's most famous patrons were Palazzo della Signoria and Lorenzo de' Medici. Some paintings that he has created were the Virgin and Child with Sts. John the Baptist and Death of Lucretia of Rome. Capitalism is show in his artwork because in some pieces it shows that men will kill each other for some sort of power. Also, skepticism is in his artwork because some pieces show questioning in religion, future, and war. He also shows humanism, because it shows some humans rising up to the challenge and rebelling for what is right or power.



Death of Lucretia of Rome

Created in: 15th Century

Seen in: Galleria Palatina

Significance:

  • Tells the story of Lucrece
  • When the revolution started
  • Lucrece was raped and brought to her death

What I think:

To me, this painting has two stories inside one canvas. It has so much detail and emotion that that itself tells the story. I think it shows how a woman (to the left), is in much pain and these men are either hurting or helping her. Then the second story would be how this man (in the middle), is standing up for something he believes but may not go how he plans.

Isms:

  • Humanism: This painting is showing that all humans rule above gods and goddess and that they are the most powerful.
  • Capitalism: This painting shows capitalism because it shows a person wanting some sort of power by starting a war or revolution.

What I find interesting about this piece:

This painting has a lot going on but it also tells a story. It shows how one person started a revolution and how another was raped and killed. In the center is where it shows the revolution starting and war. And in the left it shows a women being attacked by men and in pain.


The Virgin and Child with Saint John

Created in: 1480

Seen in: The National Gallery, London

Significance:

  • Shows Virgin Mary and her young
  • Trees showing that it is earthy and wilderly.
  • It shows the birth of the Christ child, better known as Jesus
  • The Baptist is holding the Red Cross showing much religion

What I think:

To me, this painting is the birth of an important child who will grow to improve on the future and make good out of what is yet to come. It may seem like three people there but with all the detail it tells a story. It's saying how religion and humans can come together to form something bigger and how passion will help with that.

Isms:

  • Humanism: Humans have all power but can be religious in a way as well.
  • Skepticism: Maybe some questioning of what the Baby Christ will bring to the future would happen.

What I find interesting about this piece:

I think that this painting is very calming and nice to look at. It shows a beautiful mother nurturing her child and is very elegant. I think this painting shows how Jesus had been born and how the future would shape up.

Citations

Lippi, Filippino. Filippino Lippi. 1485. Photograph. N.p.


Lippi, Filippino. Death of Lucretia of Rome. 1500. Photograph. Galleria Palatina, n.p.


Lippi, Filippino. The Virgin and Child with Saint John. 1480. Photograph. The National Gallery, London, n.p.