Fra Filippo Lippi
A Renaissance Artist
The funny thing about his patron is what happened. What happened was Fra had left the city because he wanted to "pursue his own interests" but really his patron Cosimo was having him arrested so he bailed.
The reason why I liked this piece so much is because it showed the people's sad and depressed feelings because of the death of St. Jerome. It just captured the humanism perfectly focusing on the emotion of it all and all the details of what a funeral would be like. It was a great painting because it showed that he studied other famous artists and incorporated their work into his own. His work reflected humanism mostly because he focused on the emotion of the people he would be drawing and not so much on the theme or story behind the painting.
Funeral of St. Jerome
Madonna and Child
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