Friday, February 29, 2008

Fine Art Friday

al fresco painting
Madonna and Child with John the Baptist
Madonna and Child with John the Baptist

Madonna and Child 2
another Madonna and Child

The Annunciation
The Annunciation

Madonna and Child
Madonna and Child

Featuring the artwork of Filippo Lippi.

Italian painter, b. at Florence about 1406; d. at Spoleto, 9 October, 1469. Left an orphan at the age of two he was cared for by an aunt who being too poor to rear him placed him at the age of eight in the neighbouring Carmelite convent, where he was educated. At the age of fifteen he received the habit, and at sixteen pronounced his vows (1421). At this time Masolino and Masaccio undertook in the Carmelite church those frescoes of the Brancacci chapel (1423-28), which brought about a revolution in the Florentine school. This event decided Lippi's vocation. Perhaps he even worked in the Brancacci chapel under the direction of the two masters but nothing remains of the cameo frescoes which he executed in the cloister.
Source: New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia

7 comments:

Christine M said...

You always find such beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Tracy said...

Absolutely breathtaking Esther!!

teresa_anawim2 said...

I look forward to these FAF's .
In classical art the Christ Child and all other children are painted so chubby! The mothers must have been like the matriarchs in my family...EAT!
In all seriousness, thanks, Es!

WhiteStoneNameSeeker said...

Brilliant way to introduce children to both real art and their Faith.
Icons are wonderful too.

Esther said...

Oh, thanks Chris. Glad you are enjoying these posts.

Thanks Tracy.

ha ha ha Teresa. I don't know about you but I love chubby babies :-)

So true WS, don't don't start with this artist. He life was not exemplary unfortunately.

Alexandra said...

Thanks for Fine Art Fridays...I've really been enjoying it. :)

Esther said...

Thanks Alexandra. I am glad to hear that.