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A Celebration of the Life of Fra Lippo Lippi Imogen Corrigen Tuesday 10 September 2019

Some artists painted so exquisitely that it is hard to credit that their personal lives were a series of lascivious engagements, missed deadlines, accusations of fraud and exasperated patrons, but that is the case with the fifteenth-century Carmelite monk, Fra Filippo Lippi.  His work still causes wonder 600 years after he was born. Though extensive documentation we can see his style evolve from the monumental forms of Masaccio, who was his first great influence, to the graceful elegance of his later work, full of soft shades, delicate moulding and astonishing attention to detail.