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    Fra Filippo Lippi was a painter from Florence, Italy born around 1406. Today, most of what we know of Lippi comes from examining his art work and from his biography found in Vasari’s Lives of the Artist. While some of the stories recorded by Vasari may be fabricated or exaggerated, there is no doubt Lippi led an interesting life in addition to being a extraordinarily skilled painter. Early in his life both Lippi’s mother and father died while he was young leaving him in the care of an aunt who did

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    Fra Lippo Lippi

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    THE BODY AND SOUL OF FRA LIPPO LIPPI Robert Browning’s 19th-century poem entitled “Fra Lippo Lippi” centers thematically around the discussion of art. Fra Lippo Lippi is a 15th-century monk and artist whom engages in a dramatic monologue with the law. As an unreliable narrator, he reveals things about himself and those around him that perhaps he is unaware of revealing. Fra Lippo Lippi expects that his behavior is seen as wrong but dismisses it with his poetic narrative of how life has tried to shape

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    Filippo Lippi was born in Florence in 1406. Both of his parents died when he was a young boy so he moved in with his aunt. In 1420 Lippi was registered in the community of the Carmelite friars of the Carmine in Florence. This was a well-known monastery that housed much young talent. He remained here until 1432 and took the Carmelite vows in 1421 when Lippi was 16. Since Lippi spent all of his time scavenging pictures in various books, the prior decided to give him the opportunity to learn to paint

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    Comparing a painting by Fra Filippo Lippi and Dante Gabriel Rossetti The two pictures are Rosetti’s Ecce Ancilla Domini and Lippi’s Annunciation. Both of the artists were influenced by their age. Lippi lived in Italy between 1406 and 1469 and Rosetti from 1828 to 1882.     Lippi’s background of Italian Renaissance determined his style to a large extent. In Florence where Lippi lived the economic changes of the time led to an emerging new class: that of the banker princes. They lent money to almost

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    of Sandro Botticelli’s artistic relations is necessary. 	Botticelli was born in Florence Italy (1445-1510) and worked as an apprentice to a goldsmith early in his career. He then served as an apprentice to the painter Fra Fillippo Lippi. After working with Lippi, Botticelli developed his sense of line working with Andrea del Verrocchio. By 1470 he had his own workshop, where he spent most of his time producing pieces for the Medici family. It was through the Medici family that Botticelli was influenced

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    Masaccio, but these are considered masterpieces nonetheless. His greatest work was done on the frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel of Santa Maria del Carmine in Florence. These frescoes were started by Masolino and ultimately completed by Fillipinno Lippi years after Masaccio’s death. This chapel is now a significant monument in the history of art. These frescoes had a tremendous impact on Florentine art thereof, and were used as a basis to teach new artists like Michelangelo and Raphael. It is on these

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    Sandro Boticelli

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    that he should be doing art. He then changed his professional plans and went to Fra Filippo Lippi in Prato, who was a professional painter, one of the most famous painters in Florence. After 3 years of hard work, Botticelli and his inspiring teacher worked together and in 1465, Botticelli started his first piece of work under the supervision of his teacher. In 1467, Botticelli's teacher, Fra Filippo Lippi, ended his course with Botticelli to go to Spoleto to decorate a chapel in the main Cathedral

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    An Artists Life

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    of morality, as seen in the works of many Renaissance painters, are not always a reflection of the artist’s lifestyle. Two examples of artists whose paintings did not reflect their lifestyles were Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio and Fra Filippo Lippi. Both of these artists created works that portrayed Christian iconography with great aesthetic expertise. Among these works are Caravaggio’s The Inspiration of Matthew and Lippi’s Madonna with the Child and two Angels. Fra Angelico was another artist

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    proportion, balance, contrast and rhythm. I will then discuss how the work fits a certain stylistic category. I will demonstrate that the painting reflects the social and cultural trends of the period in which it was created. “ The paintings of Filippo Lippi are frequently characterized by two features: an interest in minimizing the divide between world, image and the presence of humor, both bodily and representational. Although these two aspects of Lippi's art might initially seem unconnected, this paper

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    or invite us to adopt an immoral point of view. Even worse, they even seem to make immoral situations delightful and appealing. Two of Robert Browning’s dramatic monologue, ‘Fra Lippo Lippi’ and ‘Andréa del Sarto’ show two perspectives of artist’s life and their way of looking at it. Robert Browning’s Fra Lippo Lippi, as recognized by its misbalance between understanding and conclusion, is a mark that it imitates not life but a particular perception towards life, somebody's experience of it.

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