Filippino Lippi (1457–1504), although one of the most original and gifted artists of the Florentine renaissance, has attracted less scholarly attention than his father Fra Filippo Lippi or his master Botticelli, and very little has been published on him in English. This book, authored by leading Renaissance art historians, covers diverse aspects of Filippino Lippi’s art: his role in Botticelli’s workshop; his Lucchese patrons; his responses to Netherlandish painting; portraits; space and temporality; the restoration of the Strozzi Chapel in Santa Maria Novella; his immediate artistic legacy; and, finally, his nineteenth-century critical reception.
The fourteen chapters in this volume were originally presented at the international conference Filippino Lippi: Beauty, Invention and Intelligence, held at the Dutch University Institute (NIKI) in Florence in 2017.
Paula Nuttall, Ph.D. (1990), Courtauld Institute of Art is Course Director at the V&A Academy, London. She is an art historian specialising in artistic relations between the Netherlands and Italy in the Renaissance, on which she has published widely.
Geoffrey Nuttall, Ph.D. (2013), Courtauld Institute of Art, is an independent scholar specialising in Renaissance Lucca. He has published widely on aspects of Lucchese artistic patronage, and is currently preparing a monograph Lucca at the Dawn of the Renaissance
Michael W. Kwakkelstein, Ph.D. (1994), is Professor of Italian Renaissance Art and Art Theory at the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University and Director of the Dutch University Institute for Art History in Florence.
Director’s Remarks Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Notes on Contributors
Introduction Paula Nuttall 1 The Critic as Artist: Swinburne on Filippino Lippi and Botticelli (1868) Jonathan K. Nelson 2 Filippino in Botticelli’s Workshop Michelle O’Malley 3 Visible Rays in Filippino’s London Adoration of the Magi Paul Hills 4 Filippino Lippi’s Lucchese Patrons Geoffrey Nuttall 5 The Virgin at the Well in Filippino’s San Gimignano Annunciation Joost Joustra 6 ‘... di naturale tanto bene che non pare che gli manchi se non la parola.’: Filippino Lippi pittore di ritratti Patrizia Zambrano 7 From Reiteration to Dialogue: Filippino’s Responses to Netherlandish Painting Paula Nuttall 8 Annunciations and Assumptions: Notes on a Particular Constellation in the Carafa Chapel Johannes Grave 9 The Temporary and the Temporal: Suspense in the Strozzi Chapel Alison Wright 10 Gli affreschi di Filippino Lippi nella Cappella Strozzi a Santa Maria Novella a Firenze: il restauro e la tecnica Alessandra Popple and Cristiana Conti 11 Never Being Boring: Filippino Lippi, Michelangelo and the Concept of Chapel Decoration Charles Robertson 12 Reconsidering Lucchese Painting after Filippino Christopher Daly 13 ‘L’un des plus grands maîtres de l’école Florentine’: Filippino Lippi and His Workshop in French Collections Matteo Gianeselli 14 Sfortuna di Raffaellino del Garbo Alessandro Cecchi Appendix: A Note on the Identification of the Saints in the Background of the London Adoration of the Magi Jill Dunkerton and Rachel Billinge List of Photographic Credits
All those interested in the art of the Italian Renaissance and the history of Florentine painting, including university teachers, post- and undergraduate students, museum curators, art restorers and conservators. Keywords: Italy, Florence, Rome, Sistine Chapel, Renaissance, Rinascimento, Cappella Sistina, art history, painting, fresco, Botticelli, drawing.