Saturday, November 6, 2010

Adoration of the Child with Saints

Title and Date of work: Adoration of the Child with Saints, 1463
Name of Artsist: Filippo Lippi
Exact Location: Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Medium: Tempera on Panel
Dimensions: 51.18 inches by 55.12 inches

     Lippi was born in 1406 and became an orphan at a very young age. After his parents died, he was raised by his aunt, and then entered the order of the Carmelite Friars of Florence. Lippi's earliest works as a painter are found in Prato where he painted frescoes of John the Baptist and Saint Stephen for the main cathedral. Cosimo de' Medici was a very important patron for Lippi. Lippi was also the teacher of Sandro Botticelli.

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