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Madonna and Child with Two Angels by Filippo Lippi

Video in Italian | Dated from around 1465, this work offers us a snapshot of domestic intimacy

Out of the window of Filippo Lippi's Madonna is the sea. It is the window that we all would like to have.
Dated from around 1465, this work offers us a snapshot of domestic intimacy.
Here Maria is the emblem of female Renaissance beauty: golden hair, high forehead, gentle features.
Yet on her face is a veil of melancholy, almost a self-aware glimpse: the pain of a mother who perceives the destiny of her son, the passion of Jesus.
However, the balance of feelings is perfect because the angel's smile is able to brighten the scene.
A sublime work that perhaps speaks of a forbidden love between Carmelite friar Filippo Lippi, the author of the painting, and the beautiful nun Lucrezia Buti, allegedly the model of many of his paintings.