Monday, March 7, 2011

Lippi, Fra Filippo

Portrait of a Woman with a Man at a Casement
ca. 1440
Tempera on wood
25 1/4 x 16 1/2 in. (64.1 x 41.9 cm)
Marquand Collection, Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1889
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Fra Filippo Lippi (1406–1469)
Italian painter of the Italian Quattrocento.
He approaches religious art from its human side, and is not pietistic though true to a phase of Catholic devotion.
He was perhaps the greatest colourist and technical adept of his time, with good draughtsmanship.