Fra Filippo Lippi: Coronation of the Virgin, 1441-47


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Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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2 Responses to Fra Filippo Lippi: Coronation of the Virgin, 1441-47

  1. marblenecltr says:

    This paiinting of a celebration for a six-year old with the mother (I think) giving the girl space must have been prized for the subject and knowledge of her and her family. Then, with passage of generations, the painting is judged for its artistic appeal, and the girl becomes the subject of interest regarding the rest of her life.
    That is but one comment. Could you tell us more?

  2. kinneret says:

    Sorry, not yet. But here is an interesting fact about the artist. He was born a poot son of a butcher and joined a monastery around age 14 but according to Vasari In his Lives of the Artists: “Instead of studying, he spent all his time scrawling pictures on his own books and those of others.” He quit the monastery and painted but wasn’t released from his vows.

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