19 Apr Fra Filippo Lippi, Coronation of the Virgin (detail), 1441-47, Tempera on wood. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.
A bit of Renaissance, for a change :) Here’s a work by Botticelli’s master.
This detail is one of my favorite because of its finesse, its delicate colours and very precise drawing. Lippi appears here as a skilled colourist, particularly in the fabrics, with rich golden silks and a beautiful transparent veil interlaced in this young girl’s hair. The character is perfectly drawn, in the typical canon Lippi invented, with a round face over a small pointy chin. 

Fra Filippo Lippi, Coronation of the Virgin (detail), 1441-47, Tempera on wood. Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence.

A bit of Renaissance, for a change :) Here’s a work by Botticelli’s master.

This detail is one of my favorite because of its finesse, its delicate colours and very precise drawing. Lippi appears here as a skilled colourist, particularly in the fabrics, with rich golden silks and a beautiful transparent veil interlaced in this young girl’s hair. The character is perfectly drawn, in the typical canon Lippi invented, with a round face over a small pointy chin. 

28 Jan Silver, posthumous issue Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), struck under Commodus in AD 180. Rome, Italy.

Silver, posthumous issue Roman denarius of Marcus Aurelius (AD 161-180), struck under Commodus in AD 180. Rome, Italy.

25 Jan 

Meditation (detail), Simone Martini. Italian Gothic Era Painter (ca 1285-1344)

Meditation (detail), Simone Martini. Italian Gothic Era Painter (ca 1285-1344)

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23 Jan Fresco of Paquius Proculus and his wife, Pompeï ca. AD 20-30, Naples National Museum of Archaeology.

Fresco of Paquius Proculus and his wife, Pompeï ca. AD 20-30, Naples National Museum of Archaeology.