Filippino Lippi

Painter of Renaissance Time


Filippino Lippi was a painter, born in 1459 in Prato, Italy. He spent most of his life in Florence, Italy. He moved there in the mid-1480's and has lived there until he passed away. Fra Lippi, his father, has trained him until his fathers death. After his fathers death he also studied under another renaissance great, Sandro Botticelli. His life style was not very established, he had imitated Masaccio's style that the division of hands in the Raising of The Son of Theophilus and St. Peter Enthroned was debated. They had believed he was one of the youngest to receive artistic training from his father, and then afterwards Fra Diamante and Botticelli. He was hired by Filippino Strozzi to paint works in the Strozzi Chapel. His paintings had a very catholic theme until the day he died. Which was a day in day in April of 1504. He passed away young, he only lived to be 45 years old.
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Madonna and Child

Madonna and Child is one of Filippino Lippi's artwork. It was painted around 1485. This painting is in many museums of art, an example of a museum who has the painting is The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In the painting, you will see that Lippi painted a palace in the background, that was built by Filippo Strozzi.

The reason why I find this picture so interesting is because you don't really see paintings like this anymore in modern time. You wouldn't really see this kind of painting in eveybodys' house these days. It also represents a catholic culture.

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Madonna and Child painted by Filippino Lippi

Information on his Artwork!

Filippino Lippi wasn't only a painter, he was also a draftsman. He was marked by animated form and line, as well as warm colorism. One of his first major projects was named The Fresco Cylce Begun. It was by Masaccio and Masolino in the Brancacci Chapel. It was remained unfinished for more than half a century. In early maturity, he has made multiple drawings in metalpoint. One of his greatest artwork of his period was the series of frescoes, they were made for the Strozzi Chapel.